72.80 Cts Natural Arizona Kingman Rich Blue Turquoise Polished Cabochon Vein Matrix High Quality Stabilized Unbacked Mineral Specimen

Sold by KarionOfficial
$50.00
+ $5.00 shipping

Only 1 available

$50.00
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from Singapore

Features
Handmade
Made in Singapore, Singapore

Item details

.:: Product Details ::.

High quality gorgeous polished natural Arizona Kingman turquoise cabochon lot for sale! They are stabilized and unbacked.

Dimensions (random order):
25.13 x 20.60 x 8.33 mm
25.95 x 21.75 x 5.46 mm
27.75 x 24.68 x 6.32 mm

Weight: 72.80 Cts


.:: About Kingman Turquoise ::.

Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.

However, modern production of turquoise dates back to the 1880's when James Haas rediscovered the area. Natural Kingman Turquoise ranges in color from light to very dark blue and sometimes tints of green. Matrix can range from white, light brown to black and frequently flecked with pyrite and occasionally quartz. The most famous stones from this mine are rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. In its high-grade form it has always been considered among the top quality American turquoise. This high blue color has become a color standard in the industry, reflected by the name Kingman Blue.

The mine is currently owned & Operated by the Colbaugh family's company, Colbaugh Processing. While old natural Kingman turquoise is rare, they have recently gone back into older sections of the Kingman mine and are bringing out some new natural Kingman Turquoise. Although there are quantities of this fine natural deep blue turquoise available, the largest percentage of turquoise mined at Kingman is being treated or stabilized. There are several other names for the turquoise coming out of the Kingman mining district: Ithaca Peak, Old Man Mine, Kingman Duval, Courtland, The Wall and Turquoise Mountain, just to mention a few.


.:: About Turquoise ::.

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.

The name Turquoise is derived from the French, pierre turquoise, meaning “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that brought Turquoise to Europe from the mines in central Asia went through Turkey, and Venetian merchants often purchased the stone in Turkish bazaars.

For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.

Turquoise beads dating back to 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq, and the Egyptians were mining the stones in the Sinai in 3200 B.C. The death mask of Tutankhamun was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs.

For nearly a thousand years, Native Americans have mined and fashioned Turquoise, using it to guard their burial sites. Their gems have been found from Argentina to New Mexico. Indian priests wore it in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky. Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it. Because of its ability to change colors, it was used in prophesy or divining. To the prehistoric Indian, Turquoise, worn on the body or used in ceremonies always signified the god of the sky alive in the earth.

(Information from: http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/turquoise)

© K A R I O N All rights reserved.
★ Your Everlasting Enchantment ★

RETURNS & EXCHANGES:

In cases whereby your ordered item has been damaged in the mail, please contact us immediately. We will issue a full refund upon receiving your message showing photographed evidence of the damaged item. However, we are not responsible for lost packages as tracking number would be provided after orders have been dispatched. Thank you for your kind understanding.

NOTE: We do not accept returns, exchanges or cancellations once payment is made. Therefore, kindly think and read our policies carefully before you make any orders. You are advised to drop us a message via Etsy Conversation if you have any questions (click on “Contact” button located on the right hand corner of the shop’s main page).

For hygiene reasons, all sales are final on jewelry. Items worn on a model have been taken off our inventory. All listed products sold here are new and unused. Please note that custom orders and made to order items (such as rings made to order in your size) are NON-REFUNDABLE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE! (:



Reviews
No reviews yet

More from this seller

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from Singapore
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payments
Secure options
Etsy Studio keeps your payment information secure. Etsy Studio shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.