Turquoise is a copper oxide, often occurring in or near copper deposits. The color depends upon the amounts of copper and iron, which will determine whether it is a more blue or green colour. Many of the turquoises in the jewelry listed below come from locations here in the United States, making them rare, as many mines throughout the US have been closed down for quite some time. Please see individual item descriptions for origin and characteristics. Click here to learn all about turquoise
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This Albert Jake ring is a cluster of high grade water-marked Kingman turquoise.(click on photo for more...)
This is a beautiful example of old Persian turquoise, probably cut in the late 1950's or early 1960's.(click on photo for more...)
This Joe R. Tom bracelet is classic vintage Navajo silver smithing. The turquoise is some of the rarest from Kingman, Arizona: black spider web. Bracelet measures 5 3/4 inches around the inside with a 1 in. gap. The stone weight is 30 cts.
Albert Jake, blue gem, 14 cts, size 6 1/2 adjustable
Albert Jake, lime green Carico Turquoise. Ring is size 5 ½ and is not adjustable.
A vintage Albert Jake cluster bracelet. Measures 5 inches around inside with a 1 1/2 inch gap. Stone weight is about 55 cts. (click here for more...)
I spent several years, on and off, making enough natural Bisbee turquoise tabs to create this necklace.(click on image for more...)
Delbert, a member of the well known Vandervere silversmith family, is known for his stamp work. (click on photo for more...)
Delbert has created a great classic 3 stone ring, using turquoise from the old Candelaria mine. Beautiful and rare true blue turquoise, with dark spider web matrix. This is gem turquoise at its best. This ring is size 7 and is adjustable. stones weighs 17 cts.
This is a nicely executed ring by Delbert. (click on photo for more...)
Several years ago, I gave my old friend, Dinah Gaspar, a bag of unusual natural green spider web turquoise nuggets and asked her to carve some of her amazing frogs for me. Necklace measures 22in., and 24in with the 2 inch extender. (click on photo for more...)
Lovely and fluid five strand necklace of fine Old Kingman nuggets. These stones are from a batch of Old Kingman turquoise circa 1970's. This necklace measures 17 inches. (click on photo for more...)
Jeanette Dale is well known in the world of contemporary Navajo jewelers. Her silverwork is impeccable.(click on photo for more...)
This Leonardo Chee turquoise bracelet is a good example of his skill as a master silversmith. His classic stamp work is both intricate and impeccably done. The turquoise comes from an old stash of 1970's Turquoise Mountain
, one of the several claims in Kingman, Arizona. Stones are a total of 15 carats, and bracelet measures 5 1/3 inches from end to end with a 1 inch opening.
These are classic nuggets from the Number Eight mine, alternating with Number 8 beads. Color runs blue to blue-green, often with spiderwebbing. Necklace measures 21 in to 23 in with 2 inch extender.
I first saw this design when visiting Tewa Village on First Mesa in Hopiland, back in the 1970's. (click on photo for more...)
Randy Smith's elegant scalloped edges and stamp work, combined with rare Blue Gem turquoise, make this bracelet an instant vintage classic. Stones weigh a total of 21 cts. Measures 5 1/4 in. around the inside with a 1 1/2 in. gap.
From the time I first started making beads, over 43 years ago, I always had in my mind a picture of an ultimate bead necklace. (click on image for more...)
This classic turquoise from the Number Eight mine in Nevada. A mix of blues and greens, some with beautiful spiderwebbing. (click on photo for more...)
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is one of the few pure clear blue turquoises that exist in the world. (click on the photo for more...)
These are classic nuggets from the Number Eight mine. Color runs blue to blue-green, often with spiderwebbing. Necklace measures 24.5 in to 26.5 in with 3 inch extender.
These are a beautiful set of natural turquoise nuggets, from the Fox mine in Nevada. Necklace measures 19 inches to 21.5 inches end to end with a 3 inch extender and sterling silver finish. .
This ring was made by an unknown artist on the Navajo reservation. The turquoise is Easter Blue, a small mine in western Nevada. size 5 1/2
Verdy Jake. Persian Turquoise. Measures 5 1/4 in. around the inside with a 1 1/2 in. gap. SOLD
Vivianne Barbonne. Turquoise Mountain cluster cuff bracelet. Bracelet measures 5 3/8 in. along the inside, with a gap that is just a millimeter less than 1 1/4 in.
Lovely and fluid six strand necklace of fine Old Kingman nuggets. These stones are from a batch of Old Kingman turquoise circa 1970's. The hard stones are blue to blue green, reminiscent of the ocean with some grey, black and brown matrix. This necklace feels as good as it looks! The necklace measures 19 inches end to end and has a 4 inch extender with sterling silver finish. This is an elegant piece at a great value!
Fifty Strand Heshe Necklace
This one will stop people on the street! 50 strand fine turquoise heshe necklace measures 19 inches with the 2 1/2 inch extender. The necklace is finished with custom cast sterling silver cones and beads of Lapis, antique Sea of Japan Coral, mother of pearl, Chiapas amber and azurite. Sterling silver hook and eye clasp, adjustable length and tag.
Seven strands of striking extra fine Number 8 Mine nuggets. The necklace is finished with custom cast sterling silver cones and beads of Lapis, antique Sea of Japan Coral, Chiapas amber and mother of pearl. Sterling silver hook and eye clasp, adjustable length and tag.
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