J159839

Southwestern Sterling Turquoise Angel Dangle Earrings

Description
Heavenly delights. Crafted of highly polished sterling silver in the shape of an angel, these lovely earrings are unique way to show your faith. The sterling silver composes the body and wings, while a round blue turquoise cabochon is bezel set as the angel's face. Each angel takes flight as it dangles from a shepherd's hook.

  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for turquoise
  • Oxidized finish
  • Shepherd's hooks, for pierced ears only
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 1/2"W
  • Made in USA

About Turquoise

Statement:

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.

You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.

For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.

For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.

While Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. Most Turquoise is treated by one of three methods to enhance durability and allow for a better polish:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Questions you might have regarding Turquoise:

Is turquoise jewelry sold on QVC genuine and natural?
Yes, it is.

Does QVC accept composite, reconstituted or reconstructed turquoise?
QVC does not currently accept composite, reconstituted, or reconstructed turquoise.

Is turquoise in the jewelry sold on QVC color treated?
Dye and other coloring agents are not acceptable as treatments.

Is the turquoise sold in QVC's jewelry brittle?
While some Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. The QVC approved treatments enhances durability and allows for a better polish.

What are the treatments that QVC accepts?
QVC accepts only the following stable treatments:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Why is the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise almost free of matrix or markings in the stone?
For Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, we closely monitor the range of blue color and the level of mottling, matrix and markings we will accept. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise can have all of these markings in the stone, but QVC currently accepts only Sleeping Beauty Turquoise that is free of markings.

What is matrix?
Turquoise deposits usually form in iron-rich host rock which tends to create dark brown or tan markings called matrix.

Where is Turquoise mined?
Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. Some areas that most of the turquoise has been mined: Arizona, Mexico and China. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine outside Globe, Arizona. The mine got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with her arms crossed.

How can we continue to sell Sleeping Beauty Turquoise if the mine is closed?
QVC suppliers have acquired large quantities of rough turquoise when they learned the mine was closing. We have been using these lots of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise for our jewelry.

The Sleeping Beauty mine is currently closed and, at this time, there is no new production of the Sleeping Beauty stones.

For more information about turquoise or any of our gemstones, please see the Gemstone Treatment Guide on QVC.com:
http://www.qvc.com/GemstonesTreatment.content.html#athrub

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J159839 - Southwestern Sterling Turquoise Angel Earrings 5 5 3 3
How Adorable!! Im so sorry these are not offered any longer as I would have come back for more as gifts. Who doesn't love angels?? These are just adorable, light and not too big yet very noticeable. Great proportion, nice stones, just a great little pair of earrings to brighten your day! 12-15-12
Gorgeous!!! I received these as a gift. I love angels and these are precious. Highly recommend them. 08-24-11
Can you say, CUTE!!!!! These earrings are just too precious for words, and they shine, look, and hang SO great on the earlobe!!! They are very lightweight and not too big or too small! Perfect in every way----just like an angel! And, they go great with J154151 stackable ring set, from the same designer! LOVE these!!! Don't hesitate on these for a second! They are just precious, and really beautiful!!!! 05-22-11
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