Hubei Turquoise Heart Pendant
Exquisite turquoise in found all over the world and dates back 2000 to 3000 years in such places as Persia and China, as well as Afghanistan, Chile, Cornwall and of course, the USA. It's hard not to fall in love with this superb material from the Hubei Province in China. The colors are amazing and varied, this sky blue mixed with stormy sea green is one of my favorites.
This heart pendant isn't small, measuring 1.5" from the top of the bail. The stone is 1.25" across or 32mm at it's widest point. Set in fine and sterling silver it has an intricate applique of sterling silver sawn by hand and soldered. The chain is the heaviest grade rolo I have, 24" long, so heavy and comfortable, with a big sterling lobster clasp.
It's a work of art on either the front or the back.