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Instead, you can use these charts to help you use our system and find the jewelry measurements that will be a perfect fit. For example, if the inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", you would add that to the 1-1/8" opening.
As a helpful hint, you can take a piece of string and wrap it around your wrist, then measure the length of the string with a ruler or a fabric ruler to find your measurement. Many jewelers say a quarter inch above or below will most likely still fit, it all just depends in your preference for tight or loose fitting jewelry.
We offer the best selection of high-quality, rare, and beautiful turquoise jewelry. All our timeless pieces are carefully hand-selected based on their quality craftsmanship, uniqueness, authenticity and stunning beauty. We work with the most skilled and talented artisans who make the highest quality turquoise jewelry. Check out our collections of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cuffs, rings and more!
Turquoise Sterling Concho BeltThis Turquoise Sterling Concho Belt is reminiscent of old pawn jewelry seen in the early days of Navajo silversmiths. Exquisite, natural Kingman stones wrapped with twist wire dress eight, 2-1/4" x 2" stations and nine, 2"...
Navajo Turquoise Necklace Set With Earrings Inspired by Ralph LaurenThis Navajo Turquoise Necklace Set was inspired by Ralph Lauren's runway jewelry. This matching, Sterling Silver ensemble displays Birdseye Turquoise cabs that offer a unique style of...
Genuine Turquoise Petit Point Silver Pendant SetThis Genuine Turquoise Petit Point Silver Pendant Set displays genuine, Sleeping Beauty teardrops in jewelry that gives meaning to "good things come in small packages"! The Sterling display is accented...
Navajo Gold Silver Mens Watch CuffThis Navajo Gold Silver Mens Watch Cuff is impressive jewelry for any man! Packed with details of leaves, swirls and drops, they're accented with Kingman Turquoise and vibrant Red Coral. Using real 14KGF and Sterling,...
Navajo Turquoise Coral Bear Claw Belt BuckleThis Navajo Turquoise Coral Bear Claw Belt Buckle is exceptional mens jewelry that packs a punch! Using a heavy gauge of Sterling, a genuine, Kingman nugget and Coral pieces accent this traditional symbol of...
Natural Kingman Turquoise Coral Mens RingThis Natural Kingman Turquoise Coral Mens Ring is southwest jewelry made with you in mind! This "Big Boy" jewelry features a genuine, Arizona cab accented with Coral. Sterling details include leaves, swirls,...
Santa Fe Cross PendantThis Santa Fe Cross Pendant is a classic Navajo design that has been a best seller for over 40 years! Genuine Turquoise and Coral chips are fitted into Sterling, and our Navajo artists created a display that resembles the jewelry...
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Each American turquoise mine is marketed by a name, such as Pilot Mountain Turquoise, #8 Mine Turquoise or Sunnyside Turquoise. Each of these mines has a rarity of the amount of ore it produced and the availability of the different grades of turquoise that could be recovered. Certain mines have become famous for their colors and matrix such as Sunnyside for its stunning matrix and Sleeping Beauty for its consistent blues that can be easily matched and set in styles of jewelry such as Zuni inlay and petit point. The Number 8 mine is famous for its golden and black web but has not produced turquoise since 1961. A well known mine can command a higher price for its turquoise than a lesser known mine.
Turquoise is New Mexico's gemstone as well as the recognized birthstone of December. It has been known by this name since the French Europeans purchased the "turkey stone" from Turkish traders, never realizing that the turquoise was mined in Persia and later traded to the Turks. It is said to be a good luck stone that represents wealth, health and happiness. Turquoise is still used in many Native American Peoples traditional ceremonies. Even today a medicine man's powers are said to be limited if he doesn't possess turquoise.
Most southwest turquoise mines were originally worked by Native peoples and were "rediscovered" by explorers. Turquoise generally forms near the surface to a depth of 200 ft. The mineral's proximity to the surface made it easy to extract by using rock and bone tools available to the Native miners.
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Turquoise is known throughout the world for its brilliant colors, history and ornamental use in jewelry. Egypt and Persia have mined and worked turquoise for over 5000 years and it was set in Egyptian Pharaoh's and Persian King's royal jewelry. In the American Southwest, Native American artists have utilized turquoise for over 2000 years in making Native American Jewelry. In this country as well as around the world turquoise has become synonymous with Native American Jewelry.
Turquoise JewelryNative American Indians from the Navajo Indian, Zuni Indian and Santo Domingo Tribes make beautiful Jewelry using Turquoise Stones that come from various mines in the American Southwest. Southwest Turquoise Mines are located in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. The mines have names and the turquoise is referred to by the name of the mine. An example would be Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Some mines are still active. Other mines have been closed due to the supply of turquoise being depleted. Some mines were closed due to the discovery of gold.
The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine is located in Gila County, Arizona. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is relatively abundant. The turquoise mine produces uniform blue turquoise that is easily matched and used in many styles of Native American Jewelry including Zuni needlepoint and inlay pieces.
The Boulder Turquoise mine is located in northeast Nevada. Nevada has been an important source of turquoise since prehistoric time. The majority of known deposits lay in a belt that trends north-northeasterly across the central part of Nevada from Mineral and Esmeralda Counties on the south to Elko County on the north. This belt coincides with a zone of strong tectonic activity that occurred in late Debonian and Mississippian times. Host rocks for the deposits are lime stone, shale, chert, intrusive bodies or metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks. Turquoise normally forms narrow veinlets or small nodules along altered zones in host rock, but on rare occasions large slabs and nodules have been recovered. You can easily identify these narrow veinlets in the Boulder Turquoise surrounded by the host rock. Production from the property has been small due to the limited amount of time allowed to mine due to the remote location and winter weather conditions.
The Sunnyside Turquoise mine is located near the town of Tuscaroa in the Tuscaroa mountain range in the northeast part of Nevada. The mine is no longer in operation as it has become part of a gold mining operation and a privately owned ranch. A considerable quantity of Sunnyside Turquoise was shipped from the property for several years in the 70’'s to Arizona and New Mexico, where it has become part of the well known turquoise and silver jewelry collection sold by the Native American Indian Tribes in these areas. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique color of the stone. Part of the turquoise is fairly dark blue and very hard. A little greenish blue color is also found in a dark jasperiod. Beautiful green and green/blue colors are also found. Turquoise from this mine is rarely seen today.
The Dry Creek Turquoise mine is located near Battle Mountain, Nevada. Dry Creek Turquoise is a natural stone and has not been treated with any process to change the color and/or the hardness of the natural material of the stone. To date, no other vein of the Turquoise has been discovered anywhere else other than at Dry Creek and when this vein runs out, that will be the last of it. Because this turquoise is as rare as the sacred buffalo, the Indians call it "Sacred Buffalo Turquoise"
So many geological chains of events must synchronize to create just one thin vein of turquoise that the mineral can rightly be envisioned as a fluke of nature. Turquoise is the rare and improbable product of an incalculable number of chemical and physical processes that must take place in the right combination and proper environment over a time span of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years.
We have listed just a few of the types of Turquoise that are used by the Native Americans in making their beautiful jewelry. We find the information on Turquoise mines fascinating and hope you enjoy it too.
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