Turquoise & Sterling Silver Tuttle Silver Kilt Pin
- Silver-plate Kilt Pin
- Sterling silver sea turtle charm
- 6mm Turquoise beads
- Turquoise 4mm Swarovski bicone accents
- Pin Length: 2.0 (L)”
This kilt pin from our Bee Wild series is a beautiful way to show your love of sealife on your jacket, purse, hat or a baby’s bag or carrier. Turquoise, a stone ranging in color from blue to green to yellow, is filled with wonderful patterns of brown and black matrix that are composed mainly of copper deposits. Although turquoise has captivated man's imagination for centuries, no one is sure exactly when it was discovered. It is believed that prehistoric people used and prized it for its blue-green colors because carved pieces have been found in burial and archeological sites spanning the globe. Turquoise is one of the official birthstones for the month of December.
Since Turquoise is a natural stone, each pin is unique and colors may vary.
Turquoise is porous, so chemicals can damage it. Use only pure water and a soft cloth to wipe it clean, and you can clean your turquoise frequently without causing damage. The natural oil of your skin is good for turquoise, and it will naturally polish it when you wear it. If it is set in silver, wearing if often will also keep the silver from tarnishing. Silver polish will damage the surface of turquoise. Don't store turquoise with harder gemstones or other materials that might rub against it and cause damage. Turquoise can fade in sunlight, excessive sweat, chlorine bleach and dishwater.