Turquoise has been one of the worlds most popular stones for thousands of years. Its popularity stays high around the world and especially in North America. This gemstone dates back to the 16th century where it was first found in Turkey. The name Turquoise is old French for "Turkish". Today we see Turquoise in jewelry across the board. You can find it as a fashion piece with sterling silver or in fine jewelry with yellow gold (see image below). This turquoise ring retails at $630 and is 14 karat yellow gold with .17 carat total weight of diamonds. You can find this ring as well as other rings at MALKA Diamonds & Jewelry in downtown Portland.