Here is a wild green, yellow and brown stone from the Damele Mine! I think the camera picked up on the green and makes it a little brighter than it is in person, but it is still a rich combination of colors and the green is still readily visible. Neat stone!
22x13mm, 5mm dome
It is backed for added strength and ease of setting. The turquoise itself is 100% natural. We purchased the rough from the late mine owner and personally cut the stone ourselves.
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This Stone’s Provenance
This turquoise formed in ancient seafloor shale at what is now known as the Damele mine located in Lander County, near Austin, Nevada. This mine was named after a nearby ranch family that is known for their unique breed of curly-haired horses. The turquoise from the Damele mine is very unique indeed, ranging in color from brown to yellow to an intense chartreuse green with intricate and striking spiderweb patterns! Very little is being mined today, and we are happy to offer these rare stones to you from our stash acquired from the mine owner over many years.
Turquoise is a very special gemstone...it is a stone connected to life! Two of its main components, phosphorous (much of which comes from ancient bone) and water are critical ingredients of life. Oxygen is also a key element, oxidizing the copper to give turquoise its beautiful colors. Turquoise is truly a gem dependent on a life-giving planet…a rarity, not just here on Earth, but throughout the Universe! Since the time of the ancients turquoise has been revered as a protector and a symbol of sky and water.
Because of its unique composition, each locality where turquoise is found imparts its own character on the stone. Each locality also has its own individual history. Some mines have been worked for turquoise many decades before we now have the fortunate opportunity to carry this history forward.
We hope you will find this stone as inspiring as we do!
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Returns & exchanges
If for any reason, you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me. It may be returned, postage paid and insured in its original condition within 14 days from date of receipt of merchandise. Buyer is responsible for all shipping charges. Please give me your reason for any returns so that we may better serve you in the future.