Turquoise is truly the stone that works for everyone, and set in the most complementary of metals: silver. Who can resist?! These days, quality and affordable natural turquoise stones are rare. Over-mining has left us in search of a more responsible combination of methods to get the look of natural turquoise. Plum Island Silver carries a variety of turquoise and turquoise look-alikes, such as reconstituted turquoise, stabilized turquoise, and simulated turquoise. And as in natural turquoise stone, our collection has beautiful color variation, like green, aqua, soft blue, and azure. These stones look and feel like the real-McCoy. Our turquoise collection is so good---fabulous, in fact, that many of our best-selling items can be found right here. Peruse our giant selection of sterling silver turquoise and simulated turquoise, featuring a variety of styles from all jewelry categories. We think you will be very pleased.
A healthy bit of information about sterling silver from our in-house geology expert: Silver is composed of 92.5% silver alloyed with copper to strengthen it. It has one of the highest levels of reflectivity of any metal, giving it unmatched brilliance and making it perfect for jewelry designs. In the past, silver has been relatively abundant and easy to extract from ore, making it relatively affordable for jewelry lovers. At various times in history, silver was even more valued than gold and had a mystical allure to it, often being associated with celestial phases and lunar goddesses. Hallmarking of silver places a stamped mark on the silver to identify its origin and purity. Today, silver jewelry is more popular than ever. Unlike other more expensive precious metals like gold or platinum, silver jewelry can appeal and be affordable to a wider audience. From youthful and trendy designs to the more stately and classic, jewelry made in sterling silver is here to stay.