Compressed Turquoise

When purchasing Turquoise Jewelry, keep in mind that “Compressed Turquoise” is not a single Turquoise nugget or Cabochon that has been processed to enhance its beauty. It is a collection of separate smaller nuggets, added to a resin and compressed into blocks. Some are dyed to enhance the color. These blocks are then sawed into slices and worked as if they were one stone and set into a particular piece of jewelry.