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Gloria Sawin

Pendant, Kingman Turquoise Large Round in Sterling

$800.00

Gloria Sawin

Pendant, Kingman Turquoise Large Round in Sterling

$800.00

Pendant, Kingman Turquoise Large Round in Sterling

Embody the Spirit of the Southwest with Genuine Turquoise Jewelry!

The Kingman turquoise mine, 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). Tibetan Turquoise is highly prized.  Hubei also has some of the most beautiful natural Turquoise.

1  ⅜" Diameter plus ¾" Lobster Claw

Beautiful on Large Lobster Claw allows you to attach to beads, or chains.


Handmade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987