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Add strength and durability to your gemstone so that it will endure without damage that can occure from setting unbacked turquoise.
I offer non toxic professional backing that adds strength and durability. It is further backed by gold leaf as a reflection of gem quality.
Protect your investment, it is widley known and accepted that all turquoise should be backed prior to setting into any form of jewelry to be worn.
Underneath most of your jewelry you can find that your favorite turquoise was backed by the lapidary for cutting.
Why you might be asking?
The hardness of turquoise being 6 or less, and the fact that by nature turquoise is brittle and easily fractured makes for many challenges if it is to be used in jewelry.
Turquoise occurs in may qualities with varried make up where host or matrix makes up a part of the material you select to cut. this matrix or host rock where the turquoise formed deposit is from will offer a wide pallet of webbing variations.
Internal weakness that can be undetectable to the naked eye often causes the stone to literally come apart and even disintegrate while you are setting a gemstone , or soon on your finished gem to become too fragile for everyday wear, or develop fractures soon after setting or bumping of the stone.
This of course would be an unwanted and easily most likely a simply avoidable loss of limited gem turquoise material.
Protect your investment today so that generations to come may long treasure and enjoy the jewelry for many years or generations.
Quality non toxic 23K gold leaf backed for added strength and endurance.
*Up to 20 carat size $35.00
**Larger sizes , please email description and photograph for a fast quote on backing.
***This offer is limited to our own turquoise offerings here. However inquiries are invited for the backing of turquoise cabochons you may already own.