Hubei Turquoise (Tm) Round Cabochon With Round White Cultured Freshwater Pearl Sterling Silver Pendant With Chain. Measures Approximately 1 7/16"l X 1"w. 4.5mm Bail. Spring Ring Clasp. Rhodium Plated. Compressed Turquoise.
Dating to around 1700BC, Chinese Turquoise has been culturally significant through the ages. China's Hubei Province, located in the East central portion of the country, is the source for Hubei Turquoise. Thought to be one of the originating places of the Chinese people, the name Hubei translates to 'North of the lake', referring to its position north of Dongting Lake. With sky blue to spring green colors, Hubei Turquoise continues its popularity in contemporary times and in the fashion world.