STAMPED TAXCO/STERLING , NICE BLUE-GREEN SUBDUED COLOR, VINTAGE PATINA WEAR,(UNSHINED), PIN MEASURES 1 7/8" ACROSS, WEIGHS11.39 GRAMS, PIN OPENS AND CLOSES NICELY. I USA NATURAL OUTDOOR LIGHTING AND MULTIPLE BACKGROUNDS TO SHOW COLOR AND CONTRAST RANGE, NICE QUALITY DESIGN AND ARTISTRY....THANKS FOR LOOKING!
Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries. A long time ago someone noticed a clear blue line running through gray rock, and saw the imagery of sky and water in stone, and from that time on, turquoise has been cherished above all else in creation - turquoise, stone of sky, stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life.