This Hu-Bei Turquoise pendant was acquired more than 10 years ago. It is not available any more on current market.
The pattern is so delicate and unique. The surface is so smooth and shiny. Hi-Bei Turquoise of this grade and beauty is truly a rarity now. Turquoise price guide 2014: Chinese Hubei turquoise, mined in the mountains around Zhushan county, is becoming more and more popular in past few years. Partly because of the the booming Chinese economy and more Chinese have recognized and fell in love with the sky stone.
Another main reason is the mine is dying out slowly due to excessively mining over past decade and the local government has put restrict rule on mining and trading to protect its resource in 2008. The price is raising average 20% every year since then. Here is a more information from GIA on Chinese Hubei Zhushan county turquoise. Metrics Conversion: 1 carat (ct) = 0.20 grams (g), 1 gram (g) = 5 carats (ct), 1 pound (lbs) = 453.59 grams (g) 1.Gem grade and rare The stone can compliment artist and will be good fit for rare metals, like gold or silver work. This type of stones are the top investment quality and very rare. Very high grade The stone are very high quality but not necessarily rare stones.
These stones have nice luster, very beautiful, but not as costly. In conclusion, there is allot of natural turquoise still on the market today Just be aware that most of it is from currently operating mines. Such as some of the Chinese and our own Morenci mine. These are still relatively inexpensive. Perhaps a good investment for the future."Only an artist can look at a pile of rocks and see gems within" anonymous. I bring you exclusivity and the loveliest colors of nature's gems. Your trust has made me very proud and brings me great strength. Thanks to great supportive customer all over the world!
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Beads". The seller is "bella-gems" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.