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Buying and caring for turquoise jewelry

Turquoise is a wonderful jewelry grade, semi-precious stone, whose blue color is often mesmerizing and hypnotic to gaze upon. No two cuts of this material are ever identical, and the various blue shades are stunning additions for any night on the town. Turquoise jewelry can be worn with most casual outfits, or as a finishing touch for an expensive night out. As we know, it is great is the form of accessories and bracelets.
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The unique appeal of turquoise

Turquoise is a type of combination of phosphates of copper and aluminum in hydrous structure, and the entire chemical or rather, mineral formula is quite long and complex with CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O as the scientifically given formula. At a glance, this means turquoise isn’t very hard on the Mohs scale, because long complex combinations of hydrates denote a certain fragility. Thus, turquoise has only a hardness of 5-6 on the Mohs scale, with the varying hardness dependent on the density of minute crystalline structures within it.
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