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Natural and untreated.

220.5 carats!

Very dramatic and colorful . Royston turquoise is hard, well backed and beautifully polished. Sizes range from 1/2" to 1". Light to medium brown matrix characteristic of the Royston material. 44.1 grams (220.5 carats)

Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. "Royston Turquoise," originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue.

A small quantity of Royston is still being mined but it has become very scarce.

Twelve (12) beautiful stones, part of over 800 grams purchased in 2002 from the miners of the Royston Turquoise mining claims near Tonapah, Nevada(www.roystonturquoise.com/index.htm).

The stones are much greener than the picture shows and the matrix is light to medium dark brown. This material is difficult to photograph due to the color variation.

This is high quality hard turquoise showing a range of rich colors from emerald green to medium green to greenish blue. All have the highly recognizable brown matrix Royston turquoise is noted for.

The 5-6 Mohs scale hardness of these high grade stones makes this material good to work with and is responsible for its brilliant polish.

(These stones have been backed with a lightweight polymer. This has been an industry standard for over 50 years and gives the turquoise a smooth , flat back making it easier to set. Turquoise stones on this site that are not backed will state so in their description.)

*** Turquoise Lore,Past & Present:
One of the first gemstones to be mined, turquoise has long been prized for it's intense colors, which vary greatly from sky blue to green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper found in it. Egyptians prized Turquoise as a Life Stone. The oldest pieces of jewelry set with this gem are fourbracelets found on the mummified arm of Queen Zar. She ruled in Egypt about 5500 BC.

Highly revered in Tibet, a Turquoise stone was carried throughout one’s entire life. It was exchanged as currency & the finest stones were considered more valuable than gold.

Turquoise is still a valued power stone. Called "sky stone" or "stone of heaven" by some Native Americans, the vibrations of turquoise have been said to build a spiritual bridge between worlds and give strong psychic powers to the bearer. Turquoise is considered to be a symbol of generosity, sincerity, and affection. It preserves friendships and can make friends out of enemies in time.

A protecting and balancing stone, turquoise can align the chakras. It gently urges the wearer to seek out answers and knowledge.

Turquoise was part of the medical equipment of most physicians of the fifteenth century; the claim was that this stone could counteract the affects of any poison.

A master healer and a stone of yin (feminine) energy, turquoise is most helpful with female disorders. Also used to prevent and cure headaches. A strong stone for toning and strengthening the entire body and regenerating tissue.

For healing it is best known for it's drawing powers. When pressed against the diseased or troubled portion of the body, the illness is then visualized as being drawn into the stone and out of the body, thus removing it all together.

Natural Green-Blue Natural Royston Turquoise Cabochons

Overview

  • Materials: turquoise, polymer backing
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