HAND STRUNG SONORAN GOLD TURQUOISE BEADS W/SILVER ACCENT BEADS
Measuring 22" in total length. 5-Sterling silver saucer and barrel beads separate the 5mm Sonoran Gold turquoise beads creating a unique pattern that makes this necklace special. The coloring of the turquoise is vibrant. We have matching pendants and earrings to match
Stone: Sonoran Blue Gold Canyon Turquoise is an interesting turquoise from Senora, Mexico, near Nogales, Arizona, and its neighbor: Nogales, Mexico, which is the northernmost point in all of Mexico. The series of mines bearing this name are on several sites contingent to the American border. Very little hard natural material has been mined here. Most has needed stabilizing to be useful. The high-grade natural material is a medium blue, with darker blue matrix, forming a "birds’ eye" pattern. This is usually accompanied by iron pyrite, giving it a similar look to a high-grade Morenci. The high-grade turquoise from this mine is rare and is considered both esoteric and valuable.