Blue and white with hints of silvery gold pyrite sparkle like the waves caressing a tropical beach. Rectangular cut turquoise cabochon with pyrite inclusions in a setting of sterling silver and fine silver. Wear this turquoise pendant as a beautiful reminder of your happy place near the beach and sea.
Nearly all important deposits of turquoise are located near copper occurrences or in copper deposits in arid desert regions of the world and are mined as a byproduct of copper mining. Turquoise occurs in beautiful hues of blue, blue-green, green and yellow-greens. It can be solid colored or spider-webbed with either black or brown webbing or contain what is called matrix rock. Turquoise is found in several places around the world: The southwestern United States, China, Egypt, Iran and Mexico. It was even mined by the ancient Egyptians and Persians. In the United States, it is most notably found in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, and California.
Pyrite is also known as “fools’ gold” because of its similarity in color and shape to gold. In the old mining days, pyrite was often mistaken for gold.