Persian Turquoise, Jewel of the Orient
For at least 5,000 years, the region once known as Persia, has remained the most important source of Turquoise. It’s sky-blue turquoise has always been a magnet for beauty seekers throughout history. Persian Turquoise has been used in gold and silver jewelry since the Egyptian times. Archeological excavations have yielded Persian turquoise in ancient graves in Turkistan and throughout the Caucasus dating back to the first to third century BC. Persian Turquoise once replaced the crown jewel in the Queen of England’s crown!
Today Persian Turquoise is hard to come by. Most of the time people try to sell Persian Turquoise, it is not real and should not be trusted. Today’s Persian Turquoise Information is very limited as oppossed to history on this famous Turquoise.