Need to add some sunshine to your life? Turquoise should do the trick! There's nothing quite like that stunning shade of robin's egg blue to lift your spirits and drive away the doldrums. There's just something so soothing yet energizing about the vibrant hue of this amazing gemstone. It's simply irresistible.
And just look at that sterling silver setting- have you ever seen a ring more delicate and lovely? The openwork panels on either did of the turquoise cabochon include the stylized feather design that give this ring its name.
The Twin Feathers Turquoise Ring is made of sterling silver, set with a turquoise cabochon. This ring measures 3/8" across at its widest point. It is available in sizes 4-10, whole sizes only.
What is turquoise called in other languages? The word "turquoise" actually comes from the French phrase "pierre torques", meaning "Turkish stone", as it was Turkish traders who brought this gem into Europe. Ancient Egyptians called this stone "mefkat". meaning joy or delight. And to the Persians, this gemstone was "pirouzeh", meaning victory.
Is that real turquoise? The turquoise in this ring is reconstituted. This means that small bits of actual turquoise have been powdered, and mixed with resin, to make a gem which is both tougher and more economical than natural turquoise would be, while still retaining its distinctive blue color.
What is a "cabochon"? Unlike a facetted gemstone, which has been cut to have multiple flat surfaces, giving it a sparkling appearance, a gem that is cut "en cabochon" is smoothly domed on top, and has a flat base. Opaque gemstones, such as turquoise, are almost always cut as cabochons.
How can I be sure this is really sterling silver? All sterling silver jewelry is marked with ".925" somewhere on the piece, to indicate that it is made from a specific alloy that is 92.5% silver, with other metals added to make it stronger and more durable. In this ring, the stamp is on the inside of the band.