This is a smooth AA grade turquoise teardrop pendant. These 15 x 10mm pendants are a lovely greenish blue turquoise. The sterling silver bail on this pendant has just a hint of rhodium to prevent it from tarnishing too quickly. This semi precious gemstone is said to be the stone of communication, helping those who have a fear of public speaking. In the same vein, turquoise is considered to be a stone of friendship, strengthening the bond between friends.