American Turquoise A+ Quality Graduated Necklace Nacozari Turquoise Sterling Silver
A stunning beaded necklace of the highest quality turquoise from the Nacozari mine from the Sonoran desert. Heishi beads graduating in size from 10mm up to 24mm closing with a beautiful .925 Sterling Silver S Clasp Simply gorgeous, timeless and elegant!
Length is 18.5 inches - 20.5 inches as shown.
Nacozari Turquoise is found in Sonora, Mexico south of the Bisbee, Arizona in the same mountain range. Like the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, this turquoise is desired for it's beautiful blue color. Some beads contain tiny pyrite inclusions and white spots due to the stone's aluminum content.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
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