Royston Ribbon Turquoise

Royston Ribbon Turquoise

April 16, 2019 1 Comment

Royston Ribbon Turquoise is from the Boulder turquoise mine in northeast Nevada. But Royston “Ribbon” Turquoise should not be confused with "Royston Turquoise". Royston Turquoise originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims located within the Royston range: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. The Royal Blue mine was responsible for the majority of the turquoise mined in the area and is often referred to as Royston Royal Blue.

Royston Ribbon Turquoise, on the other hand, forms in the Boulder mine also in Nevada. In fact vein Turquoise appears in many boulder mines. The turquoise develops in amazing stripes or ribbons -- and it is up to the stone cutter or lapidary artist to enhance the beauty of the stone by optimizing the placement of the ribbon. This also effects the price of the material.

Royston Ribbon Ring

It was originally discovered in the 1970’s by a herder who stumbled upon a vein of turquoise on the hillside. Since then production of this unique type of turquoise has been small because of how remote the mine is. This makes Boulder Turquoise valued for both its beauty and rarity.

The definition of Boho -- at Linda Blackbourn Jewelry we love Royston Ribbon Turquoise and use it as often as we can! 

 



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ALAN COX
ALAN COX

September 15, 2020

do you have any Ribbon turquoise in a belt buckle??

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