Turquoise is a complex gemstone as there were many variables in its creation that gave it the ultimate qualities it possesses today. Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone that is formed by moisture seeping though soil that contains copper, aluminum sulfites and iron mineralization - a solution of these minerals flows downward and pools in hard rockck cracks and/or voids in the earth below to form a conglomerate. Turquoise forms in very few areas of the world, the different percentages of minerals, the climate of the region and variations in its formation determine the coloration and unique characteristics of each Turquoise deposit. There are definite regions of the world that produce higher quality of Turquoise than others and the southwest region of the United States is known for producing some of the finest Turquoise on earth including the rare and highly coveted Green Spiderweb Turquoise.
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