NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED BEADED NECKLACE W/" WATER-WEB" KINGMAN TURQUOISE
Stunning 7 stone necklace by Navajo artist Eugene Belone. Measuring approximation 22" in total length and set in solid sterling silver. The silver beads that make up the necklace measure approximately 7mm in size. The stones are "water-web" Kingman turquoise from Arizona and are wrapped in a square wire that has detailed saw cuts.These stones measure 1" in length and have a taper that measure 5/8" x 1/4". Matching earrings are of the similar size and dangle on silver wire.
Kingman Turquoise : The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. Old natural Kingman Turquoise is rare. The Colbaugh's own this mine and the Turquoise Mountain mine, their company name is Colbough Processing. They have recently gone back into the section of the Kingman mine and are digging and bringing some new Natural Kingman Turquoise.