The Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl, “the heart of the earth”. The Romans called it callais, but you likely know it as Turquoise. First traded to Europeans by way of Turkey the ancient stone got its modern name. This versatile gem has been used in jewelry and sculpture across many cultures of antiquity from the Indus Valley to Persia, Ancient Egypt, and by the Aztec in Mesoamerica to create astonishing cultural artifacts. This bracelet features Arizona Turquoise nugget beads hand strung on cord. The bracelet measures 7 inches in length with 10mm x 7mm beads and is finished with an 18K gold button closure and end cap.
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