Sterling Turquoise Link Necklace
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Artistically geometric, graduated links with one gently curving side are set with genuine turquoise cabochons individually cut and shaped by Chilean lapidary artists. The stunning Necklace features a vertical-link centerpiece. Sterling silver links and box clasp. Natural variations will occur with this Sterling Turquoise Link Necklace. 18"l.
Important turquoise jewelry is held in our National Gem Collection.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
Additional Gemstone InformationHighly regarded by ancient civilizations for its unique aqua coloring, turquoise is a rare phosphate of copper that only forms in the earth's most dry and barren regions. The name turquoise derives from the fact that this gemstone was brought to Europe from eastern Mediterranean traders, known as Turks. Colors can range from green and greenish blue to sky blue. Turquoise is a birthstone for December.
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