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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#jewelleryfacts365 170/365 Gem fact

Turquoise has been known by many names, but the word turquoise, which dates to the 17th century, is derived from the French turques for "Turks", because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia.

Renaissance ring, Italian, 16th to early 17th century - gold, turquoise, rock crystal

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