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Turquoise Jewelry Facts


By Preston Reuther

Turquoise gemstones have been inside the earth for millions of years waiting for man to find them. And just when that happened we are not so sure. But we do know the American Indians loved turquoise for thousands of years. And in the 16th century traders found this turquoise mined in Iran and sold in Turkey. They too fell in love with the gemstone called Turk stone and then changed to the French language as Turquoise.

Since the kings of Egypt turquoise has not only been used as jewelry but really worshiped as a spiritual and mystical stone that could do just about anything from healing to advanced spirituality. The stone was used extensively by ancient jewelry designers and they created turquoise amulets, turquoise bracelets and even masks for the dead out of the gemstone


Turquoise is a beautiful bright blue (from iron) and a bright green (from copper). it is colorful and vibrant and if its genuine it stays that weigh. No matter if jewelry is old or ancient if it has been cared for the color of turquoise stays that beautiful vibrant blue. Often set in silver with orange or red accent stones. The stone is used and sold from the USA all the way to the mountains of Tibet.


We travel the world looking for prime turquoise cut in designer shapes and sizes to use in our turquoise jewelry collection. We have purchased turquoise stones from India to China and it never seems to disappoint us. Our customers are as unique as the turquoise jewelry we create. They want turquoise but they want something different. They want one of a kind turquoise designer jewelry and they don’t want machine made gemstone jewelry with a few counterfeit stones thrown in! Turquoise gemstone buyers are different and they want something different and we try our best to do that. Look at our jewelry and see for yourself!

We are constantly on the lookout for unique turquoise stones to fit into our one of a kind handcrafted jewelry. We make most of our turquoise jewelry in silver but 14kt. gold filled can be ordered also and looks quite rich. Our designs change just as quickly as they are sold. We never produce the same thing over and over again. Our turquoise jewelry designs are made one at a time the old fashion way.

Our Turquoise stones are normally cut in a cabochon form that is a french word for bald headed man. Meaning the stone is rounded on top and flat on the bottom. The Turquoise stones are much like the faces of people and no two are alike. They go from deep blue to light blue to streaks of black matrix running through it to create an intriguing color. And thru all the cutting and polishing its spiritual and mystical properties remain.



All of our turquoise jewelry designs are created by master wire sculptor preston reuther. He creates all the designs and comes up with something just for you. We don’t always follow the crowd by designig something that everyone else has. We make jewelry designs to complment the stones we have and make a wonderful gumbo of turquoise designer jewelry fit for a king or queen.

If you want one just like joe we really can’t help you because your not joe! We want to make something special just for you. We want to go a little further then the average jewelry designer and you can see it in our work. No fancy glass, no big signs, no salesmen just the beauty of our latest turquoise jewelry design at a price anyone can afford.


Turquoise gems have a color that is bright blue and bright green and that combination is what makes turquoise unique. To keep that color you need to keep your turquoise out of direct sunlight you should also remember that this stone will soak up unwanted chemicals such as cosmetics and other facial chemicals you may use. So be safe and be aware of that.


Preston Reuther is a Master Wire Sculptor that has been designing turquoise jewelry for over 20 years. He has written over 1000 articles on the jewelry making process, produced several e books,  created over 35 jewelry videos and published over 3000 jewelry tips in the last 20 years.

Visit his turquoise collection at or contact him at 816-689-2779.




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