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This bright blue stone with brown and black matrix measures 17x12mm with a 5mm dome and weighs 8.12 carats. It is backed for added strength and ease of setting. The turquoise itself is 100% natural, personally mined and cut by us.

Turquoise is a very special gemstone...it is a stone connected to life! Two of its main components, phosphorous (much of which comes from ancient bone) and water are critical ingredients of life. Oxygen is also a key element, oxidizing the copper to give turquoise its beautiful colors. Turquoise is truly a gem dependent on a life-giving planet…a rarity, not just here on Earth, but throughout the Universe! Since the time of the ancients turquoise has been revered as a protector and a symbol of sky and water.

Because of its unique composition, each locality where turquoise is found imparts its own character on the stone. Each locality also has its own individual history. Some mines have been worked for turquoise many decades before we now have the fortunate opportunity to carry this history forward.

This Stone’s Provenance

This turquoise formed in ancient seafloor shale at what is now known as the Dyer Blue mine. The Dyer Blue mine is a small turquoise mine located near the town of Dyer, in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Once known as the Lovely mine in the 1970's due to its lovely blue color, this mine was worked sporadically into the early 1980's. After almost three decades of lying idle, the Dyer Blue mine is once again producing limited quantities of dark blue to greenish blue turquoise with stunning reddish brown spiderweb and patterned matrix.

We hope you will find this stone as inspiring as we do!

Any questions, please feel free to ask us, we’re always happy to help!

Natural Turquoise Cabochon from the Dyer Blue Mine, Nevada

Overview

  • Handmade Supply
  • Material: turquoise
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  • Ships worldwide from United States
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