What is Matrix on turquoise?

What is Matrix on turquoise?

A stone’s matrix is the fragment of non-turquoise natural material that appears as splotches or veins in the turquoise. The matrix consists of remnant minerals from the surrounding rock where the stone was formed. In some regions, these markings are considered as imperfections.

What is copper turquoise?

It is low grade chalk turquoise that has been compressed, stabilized, dyed, and had bits of brass and/or copper added. With the. addition of the copper and brass you could say it is a composite.

What is the most expensive type of turquoise?

The most-prized turquoise color is an even, intense, medium blue, sometimes referred to as robin’s egg blue or sky blue in the trade. The traditional source for this color is the Nishapur district of Iran, so you’ll also hear it described as “Persian blue,” whether or not it was actually mined in Iran.

What is the rarest type of turquoise?

High Grade Natural Turquoise is the rarest of all Turquoise Grades. Highgrade Natural Turquoise is rated by AA, AAA and AAAA (which is nearly unobtainable and is less then 1% of the Turquoise on the market and in mines).

What are the types of turquoise?

A blend of blue and green, shades of turquoise have the same calming effects of those colors and shares the symbolism and characteristics of both colors. Aqua, aquamarine, beryl, blue-green, cerulean, teal and ultramarine are all names for turquoise colors.

What is matrix in a turquoise stone?

One of the most unique characteristics of turquoise is the presence of the “matrix” in the stone. The matrix is formed by the thin veins of the host stone. These veins interweave throughout the stone, creating a unique pattern which contrasts with the blues, greens, earthy browns, rust, and black coloration.

What is natural turquoise?

Natural Turquoise is a stone that has not been altered in any way. It is the way it was found in nature. Natural Turquoise looks very real and beautiful but, over time, when exposed to light, sweat, perfume, makeup, oils and detergents, it can deteriorate (crumble) and lose its color or change color to a pale green.

What is chalk turquoise?

Turquoise Chalk or Chalk Turquoise is not actually chalk; it is a form of low quality natural turquoise that has the consistency of common writing chalk.