There is evidence of turquoise use in China dating at least as far back as 1700 BC. This high grade natural turquoise is from the Maanshan mine located near Nanjing and Shanghai in China and is often compared to American turquoise like Royston, Kingman and Morenci.
I've paired the stone with a band with a petina blackened finish surrounded by Sterling flowers.
- Stone: Maashan (24mm x 12mm)
- Size: US#9
- Metal: sterling silver 925