A very unique piece! Measuring approx. 3” long from top of bail and 2” across. Stamped by C Yazzie & stamped sterling. Fits Navajo Pearls up to 16MM (Sold Separately)
The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. It is owned by the Colbaugh family, along with the Turquoise Mountain Mine. The terms “Kingman” or “high blue” refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. Old natural Kingman Turquoise is rare to find, but they have been mining new Kingman Turquoise recently.
White Buffalo is a beautiful white stone with fine black spider web or kind of a blotchy matrix. Sometimes you will also see brownish black matrix as well. White Buffalo is formed from the minerals Calcite and Iron. White Buffalo is only found in one mine is near Tonopah Nevada. It is mined by Danny and Dean Otteson, which classified White Buffalo as a turquoise as it is a similar hard stone as turquoise; the only difference being that it lacks copper. It is questioned at times by definition because turquoise contains copper aluminum phosphate, which is what gives turquoise its blue color. White Buffalo has no copper and no blue color. Otteson notes that, like turquoise, it lies in veins surrounded by black chert. “Until someone can prove differently, we’re going to call it white turquoise from the White Buffalo mine”, Otteson says. This will continue to be debated for coming ages but, in the end, it is a beautifully bold stone that makes a statement in its black and white colors and so rare to be only found in one area in the world.
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Let us bring the turquoise store to you. Dakota Sky Stone wants you to have the same experience shopping online that you would if you visited one of our stores in Wall & Deadwood, South Dakota. We are a four generation, family business that works directly with our artists. We ensure we are bringing you the latest designs and highest quality turquoise jewelry. It is our mission with our online shop to make you feel as if you are shopping in one of our stores. We also want to note that if you are on the hunt for a specific style of jewelry and you don’t find it in our online shop, contact us. We can check our stores and see if we have what you are looking for there! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need additional information on any of our jewelry! Our jewelry is built to last because each piece is set in beautiful and timeless Sterling Silver. Sterling Silver is very easy to care for because no jewelry cleaning solution is necessary. Simply buff it with a dried cloth to keep it beautiful and shiny!
Navajo Pearls are a jewelry item we like to recommend to everyone! They go great with any turquoise combination you can think of and are a wonderful addition to any jewelry collection you already have! We keep our Navajo Pearls stocked and offer a variety of lengths and pearl sizes! Check them out here: Navajo Pearls
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