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"Bronze Turquoise"

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Gemstone: Turquoise
Location of Origin:China
Treatments:Diffusion, Dyeing, Heat Treatment
Cut Type:Oval Cabochon
Weight:2.62 cts.
Dimensions:8.06 mm x 10.13mm x ?
PLEASE NOTE: This material is reconstituted Turquoise that is infused with smelted bronze and then dyed purple to create the unusual color. This material is made from natural stones, but it is enhanced/heated/dyed to make a material that is not found in nature. There is nothing inherently wrong with enhanced stones. Many are very pretty and useful in jewelry. What's wrong is to misrepresent them as something they are not.

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