J304219

Artisan-Crafted Sterling Filigree Scroll Teardrop Pendant

Description
What's black and blue and brilliant all over? This artisan-crafted teardrop-shaped pendant. Within a sterling silver frame accented with raised granulation and swirl designs in a gorgeous blue turquoise cabochon for a burst of stunning color. The piece hangs from a twisted black cord necklace that finishes the look with flair.

  • Includes pendant and twisted black cord necklace
  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for turquoise cabochon
  • Bezel-set blue turquoise gemstone cabochon; raised granulation and swirl designs on edges and bail; oxidized finish; highly polished
  • Highly polished teardrop-shaped bail accommodates most chains
  • Cord secures with a knot-and-loop closure
  • Approximate measurements: Pendant with bail 1-5/8"L x 3/4"W; Cord necklace 17-1/2"L x 1/8"W
  • Pendant handcrafted in Indonesia; Cord made in China

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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J304219 - Artisan-Crafted Sterling Filigree Scroll Teardrop Pendant 4 5 1 1
Nice turquoise This necklace is very pretty. I bought it to wear with a ring and bracelet that I got on QVC.com. The colors work very well together even though the ring and bracelet have very little matrix to the turquoise. The ring and bracelet are a perfect match, and the pendant compliments them. This piece does have a lot of veining, but I like it. I took this pendant off the black cord and put it on a silver chain. It is a little more dressy that way. My husband commented on the pretty scroll work on the bale and the border. It is a substantial size, but not too big or heavy. I am looking forward to wearing it a lot, especially with a few new navy blue sweaters I have. 03-28-12
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