Diamond of the desert
Turquoise. So much more than a beautiful gemstone. It’s a storyteller of culture, history and tradition. It’s a roadmap of geographical miracles. Sacred to the Navajo, turquoise is thought to bring rainfall. It has graced the halls and tombs of Aztec kings and Egyptian pharaohs. But, with depleting mines, it is becoming increasingly rare. That’s our cue to bring you the pride of the southwest before it’s gone. So we went to one of the oldest and largest turquoise mines in the world.
Kingman Turquoise Mine is nestled in the Acerbate Mountains of Arizona. Kingman was mined by prehistoric Native American tribes dating back over a thousand years. The beautiful, high-quality stones from this mine feature an array of green and blue shades and hues, but Kingman Mine is most famous for its vibrant sky blue turquoise. In fact, Kingman blue has become a color benchmark for turquoise in the industry.
We’ve brought you the coveted Kingman blue in the Jewel of the Desert Turquoise Pendant. Here, generous cabochons of turquoise from the esteemed Kingman Mine are surrounded by sterling silver shaped into an elegant southwest design. While depleting turquoise supplies have caused inflated prices, we have dug deep and brought you the jewel of the desert for a most affordable price.
- 8 1/2 carats total weight
- Genuine turquoise from the Kingman Turquoise Mine inArizona
- (1)12x16mm Turquoise
- Each piece is unique. Color and matrix patternsmay vary slightly
- Antiqued-finished .925 sterling silver
- 2" x 1" Pendant
- Chain not included; we recommend #28869, 18" Sterling Silver Bali TulangNaga Chain
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