GEM DESIGNER AMERICAN
Wonderful Cabochons for Sale
HANDCUT IN THE USA
Cutting more as fast as I can. New American Turquoise cabs up in a couple of months.
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#8 Mine Natural Turquoise
Known by the Brown Spiderwebbing - The mine was depleted in 1961
Bisbee Natural Turquoise
Lavender Pit mine - The turquoise mine has been closed since the 60's
Kingman Natural Turquoise
The Kingman mine re-opened in September 2004 after being closed since the 70's.
These cabochons are the rarest turquoise in the world now. Only 3% of all the turquoise ever mined is hard enough to be cut and polished without treatment or backing. My turquoise is COMPLETLY NATURAL,UNTREATED IN ANY WAY. Many sellers of rough are saying stabilized is "natural" it is NOT. Stabilizing turns the natural properties of the turquoise into
Sometimes I back a gem to just make sure or I consider it a bit thin. These are all natural, untreated in any way. I know because I cut them personally and I cannot cut stabilized turquoise as the smell is noxious to me. The #8 mine turquoise was mined out in the early 1960's. I had some left over from the 70's and acquired a bit more at the beginning of this century. The Bisbee I've had since the '70's and it is primo. The Kingman is mostly recent with one 70's "high blue".
All are investment grade.
PROPERTIES OF TURQUOISE Sacred to both Native American and Oriental traditions, this stone helps to connect with spirit and brings the energy of the sky down to earth. It is helpful in expanding awareness while still maintaining practicality. Turquoise moves the wearer toward integration and wholeness. Used on the throat chakra, turquoise promotes communication and the ability to speak honestly, clearly and from the heart, and reminds us of our connection to Earth and Sky. Ancient lore suggests that it also protects against environmental pollutants. In ancient times, turquoise was utilized to gain wealth. It is said turquoise given by a loving hand brings good luck.
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