6 pieces of turquoise we acquired from a lapidarist’s estate. It is very deep blue. We are unable to identify where this turquoise is from. These would be great for a lapidarist to finish. They show saw marks on them.
We wanted to verify this is not dyed because of the deep blue color, so we tested it with acetone. No color came off of any pieces. We wanted to verify this is not plastic, so we heated a metal needle till it was red hot then touched the pieces to see if they melt. It did not effect them at all. Just to make sure we did melt some other plastic we had to make sure it was hot enough. We destroyed a piece to confirm no color changes inside. We performed a Mohs hardness test. These pieces fell into the hardness range of turquoise. (one piece has a scratch mark on one side from a steel knife.
So our conclusion is that this is turquoise that has been stabilized. We priced it so you can buy it without any risk and have some fun wih it!
6 Pieces Weight: 1.875 oz or 55g or 275ct
Approximate Size of largest piece: 1.875 in x 1.2 in x .1875 in