Turquoise and Black Lip Shell Cameo Necklace
Our Turquoise and Black Lip Shell Cameo Necklace is beautiful and would make a great addition to your wardrobe.
This Turquoise and Black Lip Shell Cameo Necklace is made from Turquoise nuggets, black pen shell pieces and a beautifully carved Black Lip Shell Cameo.
This is a one of a kind item and can’t be back ordered or custom ordered in a different color. This is a piece that my Mother made. You will have a piece like no other person has.
Turquoise – is a blue-to-green mineral that is made of a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminum. It’s rare and often very expensive and priced that way too. Because of its unique hue, it is treated like most gemstones and has been devalued over the years by being imitated, synthesized and with the use of other types of treatments.
The most common imitations of turquoise are dyed Howlite and Magnesite. Both naturally white and having a convincing black vein that turquoise has, that when dyed helps to make it look like turquoise.
Black Lip Shell is often known as Mother of pearl and has an iridescent sheen of silvery pale pink or green and can range in colors from black to light gray. It is this Dramatic color that makes it so gorgeous for Cameo’s and other jewelry pieces.
Penshell is from a large saltwater clam family. They’re fragile and have a triangular shape that is long and has a pointed end; they also range in various different colors.
If you would like to know more about the gemstones and items we use in making our handmade items like our, Turquoise and Black Lip Shell Cameo Necklace; please take a look at our Gemstone Description page.