Into the blue
The mythical gemstone turquoise continues to captivate
There are very few minerals on Earth that are colored blue, particularly the robin’s egg blue that is synonymous with turquoise, which is one of the reasons why this ornamental stone has attracted so many admirers. One of the oldest stones in the history of man, turquoise has had a reputation throughout history as an especially powerful talismanic gem, favored by warriors, kings and spiritual leaders.
Today, the very best turquoise is more valuable than diamonds, attracting legions of passionate collectors who love to geek out over different origins, colors and matrix variations. With the closure of mines in the U.S. and the world’s remaining turquoise hard to find and increasingly rare, much of the best turquoise is already owned by collectors, which has only served to increase its desirability. Among the few select locales that produce natural turquoise is the Kingman Turquoise Mine nestled in the Acerbate Mountains of Arizona.
Kingman is one of the oldest and largest turquoise mines in the world. It was mined by 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 with exquisite veining and marbleized patterns.
We’ve captured generous cabochons of the rare blue beauty in sterling silver settings inspired by the conchos of the wild west. Each stone is unique in exhibiting its own unique color and matrix.
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