Our collection consists of a soft deerskin pouch filled with 12 assorted tumbled turquoise nuggets in varying shades (none are dyed) and sizes.
One (1) 1/2" to 1" Turquoise with Pyrite from Mexico
One (1) 1/4" Turquoise from Mexico
Three (3) 3/4" pieces from Arizona
Four (4) 1/4 to 1/2" pieces from Arizona
Two (2) 1/4" to 1/2" pieces from the Battle Mountain mine in Nevada (natural)
One (1) handcarved donut from China.
Turquoise has long been a favorite in Southwestern jewelry-making and carving, perhaps because its color matches the hue of the sunny, Southwestern skies. Having a beautiful nugget of turquoise, with the earthy tones of the matrix it often contains, is like holding the world in your hand.
Turquoise is often found where copper is mined, in many parts of the world (most often China, the Middle East, and the American Southwest). It is naturally brittle, so stabilizers are usually added to prevent chipping or breaking.
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