Turquoise – anyone had a turquoise ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1870 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@MrsBee2B:  I have a turquoise sterling silver RHR that I bought about 10 years ago. I don’t wear it every day, but I do wear it often. It seems to have held up really well. It’s in a sort of bezel type setting, so I think that helps. I’m super clumsy with my rings but haven’t noticed any cracks or gashes out of the stone.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

my turquoise rings look really good, and I’ve never taken particularly good care of them — like I would wash my hands with them on and stuff. I don’t wear them every day but I have worn them a lot. I’ve seen a lot of really old vintage turquoise jewelry that looks good too.

Post # 5
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932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have two turquoise rings, a necklace and a bangle.  they have held up well, but  don’t wear them everyday and keep them in a pouch because turqouse is very fragile.  will have to take some pics 

Post # 6
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932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh my… this made me google turqoise engagement ring and they are beautiful!!

 

Post # 8
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2262 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@MrsBee2B:  I wouldn’t worry too much about it. My mom had a turquoise ring when she was a teenager, she gave it to me when I was in highschool and I never had any problems with it. I have 3 turquoise rings that are between 40 and 8 years old and they’re all fine.

 

I love that turquoise band! 

 

Post # 9
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsBee2B:  I love turquoise and pick some up every time we take a trip to New Mexico. So far the vintage pieces I have look just as great as newer pieces. The only issue I have seen is that it is typically placed in sterling silver which will require a quick polish every now and then.

Post # 10
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932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I say go for it, it’s a pretty ring and I like differnt things.. I can’t tell is it Gold or Sterling Silver?  ONe thing to consider if it is sterling silver is that silver rubbing up against gold for the long term doesnt work well, I think the gold will get damaged.  they say you shouldnt mix karats of gold either.  Also keep in mind the cleaning process for turquoise is a much more deliciate process.  Maybe you can get that band and a plan gold band so you don’t have to wear it every day.

 

 

Post # 13
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485 posts
Helper bee

I’ve never seen a turquoise ring set in gold in real life, but i do think its exceptionally pretty. I would be very interested to see what you come up with, as turquoise is one of my most favourite colours. Maybe you should also look in history gem/jewellery books as turquoise was used alot back in the day or look at Iranian/Turkish jewellery designs as I think Turquoise came from that part of the world 

Post # 14
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1051 posts
Bumble bee

I have one in gold but I totally ‘baby’ it. I’m not sure what it would take to crack/damage it.  IIRC, it was made in the 1970s/early 80s(?) but I’ve only had it a few years.

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