This beautiful, gem quality old stock Turquoise came out of an old collection dating back to the 1960's and 70's, this particular piece is "Blue Gem" Turquoise from Nevada. The Blue Gem mine near Battle Mountain, Nevada produced a great variety of turquoise, from intense blues to deep green combinations with a hard, irregularly distributed matrix. While there are other mines in Nevada of the same name, the Battle Mountain Blue Gem mine & the Tonapah Blue Gem Mine, which began production in 1934 and is now closed, yielded the most valuable Blue Gem turquoise because of its rich color and its hardness. It is greatly desired by collectors. We specialize in rare, unusual old stock, materials that are not only rare but also unusually high quality! We have many specimens of lapidary material that are museum quality so we work every piece as an individual work of art, no high volume production stone here, only the best. We also work side-by-side with The Submissive Stone, so you can purchase one-of-a-kind designer cabs and we can pass it directly to the fine artists with The Submissive Stone to build a personal, custom work of art for you to display your new specimen of natural beauty.
9.70 carat. Only $10 a carat
No backing, glossy shine, rich color and beautiful matrix!
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