Turquoise and similar gemstonesGenuine turquoise has been treasured for millennia and adorned the heads of kings and emperors in Ancient Egypt, Persia and the Aztec empire. Genuine turquoise is relatively expensive, this is why other semi-precious stones like howlite are used to produce imitation turquoise. The less expensive stones are either dyed or treated with heat, which has a positive effect on their colour shade.
Please note: Most of the stones on this page are NOT genuine – except the African turquois gemstones. This is why we cannot guarantee their genuineness, unless it is clearly stated in the product description.