I’m a new member and have just become interested in quality turquoise. I am confused on what is considered chips or damages in the turquoise versus flaws in the stone that might be considered acceptable. I have attached a photo of a stone in question. It is just a portion of the stone as I didn’t want to include the full picture as this item is available for sale.
I had this piece in hand and with magnification you could see in some of the darker areas that it appeared chipped and not level with the rest of the stone. To me it looked like it was down to the rock in these areas. So my question is above are these considered natural flaws or damaged? Does this bring the value of in these older pieces?
Also, I was told this was Ajax does that look correct? Thanks for any insight
Trying to add a photo not sure if I’m doing it correctly