Necklace, Arrowhead Kingman Blue Turquoise on Beads.
16-18". Pendant 1" long and .75" wide on 3mm round beads.
Embody the Spirit of the Southwest in Genuine Turquoise Jewelry.
HandCarved by Lapidary Artist John Hull.
Arrowheads are among the most easily recognized artifacts in the world. Over decades, many people have found these delicate artifacts in their backyards buried only a few feet underground. However, the arrowhead has been around much longer than one may think, dating back to the stone age, and have been found all over the world. People have long believed that wearing an arrowhead around your neck is a symbol of protection and strength. It has also acted as an icon of courage, protecting whoever wore it from illnesses and negative energy.
The Kingman turquoise mine, operated by the Colbaugh family in Arizona, is the last remaining commercially producing mine in the United States. Evidence suggests turquoise was mined in the surrounding areas dating as far back as 600 AD.
The mine where a piece of turquoise was found—not its color, nor its matrix, which refers to the veins and patterns of the stone—is the primary factor in determining its value. Historically speaking, the finest turquoise came from the mountains of Asia. In the 20th century, however, the copper-rich American Southwest supplanted them as the primary source of rare, and valuable, specimens, including collector favorites such as Bisbee, Lander Blue, and Number 8 (Black Web).
HandMade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987