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Gloria Sawin

Earrings, Tyrone NM Turquoise Small Oval on French Wires in Sterling

$395.00

Gloria Sawin

Earrings, Tyrone NM Turquoise Small Oval on French Wires in Sterling

$395.00

Earrings, Tyrone NM Turquoise Small Oval on French Wires in Sterling

Embody the Spirit of the Southwest in Genuine Turquoise Jewelry!

1 ½" long

Tyrone Turquoise

Turquoise mining in the Burro Mountains near Silver City, New Mexico, has been going on since pre-historic times.  The Tyrone mine produced great quantities of hard, deep and bright turquoise as well as pale spring green turquoise.   "Turquoise John" or John Coleman, is credited with the modern unearthing of Turquoise in this area.  It is said he discovered some of the old mining activities while he was on a hunting trip in 1875.  Research resulted in the discovery of the ancient excavations.

The mine hasn't produced any turquoise since the 80's.  This turquoise is highly collectible.

Handmade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987.