This is another nice free-form type turquoise cab that I had in my collection. It is natural turquoise, and I believe it comes from Nevada. It has NOT been stabilized, treated, or otherwise filled; and has absolutely no backing material whatsoever. This cabochon weighs in at approximately 10 grams, or 55 carats.
The cut is excellent, and somewhat high dome --- not flat at all. The color and clarity are also very good in my opinion. I have been trading turquoise and designing jewelry for many years --- since 1982 --- and this is similar to a number of specimens I have acquired over the years from Lander County, Nevada. This cabochon has great potential for making a singular piece of turquoise jewelry that would have great value.
The matrix is dark, primarily of chert and limonite, but not much quartz crystal on this one. This stone is similar to Carico Lake turquoise which I used to deal with for many years, and used for making slab earrings. However it is not stabilized, and is naturally very hard, with an excellent grade, cut and a great polish. A nice deep blue, similar to Bisbee blue, but this is Nevada turquoise.
I have taken several photos and have tried to show the color in several exposures. This is natural turquoise, with a good hardness level for jewelry making . I like these free form pieces because that have a lot of "zat" , and so I have priced it accordingly --- remember this piece is 55 carats.
I am hoping this will go to a great jeweler who will do it justice. It also has a rounded teardrop shape which lends itself well to traditional turquoise jewelry. It could make a great bracelet, or classic pendant.
Please study all photos and ask any questions before making your final purchase. I have described this item as accurately as possible.
Please also view at my other similar listings featured in "The Turquoise Cave" section of my Etsy store.
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