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How do you distinguish turquoise jewelry?


Currently, the fake turquoise on the market is divided into two types of injection optimized turquoise and magnesite-dyed turquoise, each of which has its identification.

Two kinds of fake turquoise

Injection of optimized turquoise

Injection of optimized turquoise

This turquoise is artificially treated to change its density, color, and appearance. It does not change color due to long wear, and one way to identify this type of turquoise is the soaking method. Soak the turquoise half in water for about 20 minutes. The raw turquoise will become darker and have a distinct waterline at the boundary.

Magnesite dyed turquoise

Magnesite dyed turquoise

Magnesite-dyed turquoise is an entirely fake product because it contains no turquoise ingredients. Pale magnesite is usually made by dyeing.

What are the identification methods for turquoise?

turquoise jewelry

Alcohol soaking

Soak turquoise in alcohol for 20 minutes to see if any pigment dissolves. Raw turquoise will not fade, while dyed magnesite turquoise will expose its actual color.

Gloss check

The color of raw turquoise is proportional to the degree of porcelain, and the darker the color, the higher the gloss. Although dyed magnesite turquoise is dark, it has a darker gloss.

Wire observation

The genuine turquoise wire feels rough and differs from the surrounding smooth surface; The dyed wire floats to the surface and is too uniform.

Fire test

The fire test can smell if there is an odor when the flame burns the turquoise.

What are the characteristics of turquoise with a high porcelain degree?

turquoise jewelry chain

High gloss

High porcelain turquoise has a glass luster effect and strong reflection; low porcelain green pine will dim a lot, and there is no sense of jewelry. Remind a point now: a lot of low porcelain turquoise will use a high way to improve the gloss, posing as high porcelain turquoise, but later will be exposed; this low porcelain turquoise worn for a long time will become sticky and lose gloss; and high porcelain turquoise from beginning to end is to maintain high gloss.

The crash was crisp

High-degree turquoise can knock tiles or glass, making a crisp and pleasant sound, while low-degree turquoise makes a low sound. We can also put the same quality turquoise in each other’s palms to listen to the sound; the more precise the sound, the higher the degree of porcelain.

High hardness

High-porcelain turquoise will not leave a trace with a knife, while low-porcelain turquoise can easily scrape off the powder, leave a knife mark, or even break directly.

Slow change color

The high porcelain turquoise structure is more compact than the low porcelain turquoise structure; the structural gap is tiny, and water and grease are difficult to enter, so the color change will be slow. Low porcelain turquoise structure is loose; it is easy to absorb water, such as turquoise half, into the water; high porcelain turquoise will not have a clear water boundary. In contrast, low porcelain turquoise will leave a clear water boundary. Parts of the water are darker than high-porcelain turquoise, and the low-porcelain turquoise plate will show a noticeable discoloration effect after a few hours of playing.

What are the primary colors of turquoise?

different color turquoise

Turquoise is mainly blue, green, and yellow, three colors. There are some transitional colors in the middle, of which sky blue is the best and most popular color. However, what kind of color is not essential; the color should be rich, which is worth choosing. Some gray hair, dark color try not to buy, wear a long time easy to lose the sense of beauty. Turquoise without impurities and cracks is good, and turquoise without iron wire is even more perfect. But here I remind novice friends to pursue turquoise with wire only unthinkingly; the wire is an essential basis for judging the truth of turquoise; much fake turquoise is no wire, and some too many people buy this good.

How to care for turquoise jewelry?

silver turquoise jewelry necklace

Avoid contact with turquoise jewelry and chemicals

Turquoise is a hydrous copper-aluminophosphate mineral that contains crystalline water inside. Although it does not need to avoid water like other gemstones, prolonged soaking can cause turquoise to lose its internal moisture and thus become fragile and brittle. In addition, avoid exposing turquoise to cosmetics, perfumes, shampoos, and other chemicals, as these items may erode the gem’s surface and cause color changes.

Avoid exposing turquoise jewelry to high and extremely low temperatures

Turquoise is sensitive to temperature, so exposure to high or extremely low temperatures should be avoided. Too much temperature difference may cause the turquoise to crack or crack.

Avoid hitting turquoise jewelry

When wearing turquoise jewelry, we should avoid impact and friction because its hardness is relatively low and easy to damage. To prevent scratches or damage, store turquoise separately in a soft cloth bag or jewelry box.

Hydrate your turquoise jewelry regularly

Since turquoise slowly loses water, it must be replenished regularly to maintain its shine. To help restore its natural moisture balance, we can gently moisten a clean cloth and then gently wipe the turquoise surface.

How to clean turquoise jewelry?

turquoise jewelry pendant

We can gently scrub turquoise jewelry with mild soapy water to clean it. After cleaning, it should be dried with a soft cloth; do not use ultrasonic or steam cleaners. We put the turquoise in a dry place when we are not wearing it and pay attention to whether it has changed to check whether it needs to be remoistened.

If the turquoise has cracks or other damage, it is best to seek a professional jeweler to repair it. They have specialized techniques and materials to restore the beauty of turquoise.


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