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Glossary of watchmaking

Turquoise

Turquoise | ターコイズ | 绿松石

A porous robin's egg blue gemstone that is usually cut as a cabochon. The American variety has streaks of black matrix. It was used as a watch dial in the 1970's and can today be found on certain fashion watches. Turquoise has a hardness of 6 and a specific gravity of 2.60-2.85.