NAVAJO CRAFTED EXTRA LARGE RECTANGULAR KINGMAN TURQUOISE RING
Looking for that perfect STATEMENT ring.. This is it. Measuring 2" x 1"1/2 with a stone of 1" x 1"1/2. Deep blue coloring of the stone is beautiful. This is as close to being 100% handmade as you can get with out using your own INGOT silver. The attention to detail is what this Navajo artist Murphy Platero is known for.
Stone: 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.