Beautiful bright blue in rich golden-brown limonite matrix from the Nevada Blue Mine!
30x13mm with a 5mm dome
This stone has been backed for added strength, but the turquoise is 100% natural.
We purchased the rough as part of a collection of vintage mined turquoise, and the stone is personally cut by us.
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This Stone’s Provenance
Nevada Blue turquoise is a fascinating stone, characterized by wild, bold red and black matrix in bright blue and intense, high-grade spiderweb. There are also other minerals associated with it including opal, rich red-brown limonite, and acicular crystals of either wavelite or selenite…very unique!
Our Nevada Blue Mine turquoise was mined in the 1970’s, and for the past 40 years had been part of the collection of Herb and Dottie Lindner. The best material was mined in the 70's, and Herb purchased most of the production directly from the mine owner during that time. Today the Nevada Blue Mine is no longer producing.
Herb and his wife Dottie were avid stone cutters, and many of our stones offered here are their vintage cuts from the 1970’s and 80’s. We are also cutting new stones ourselves from Herb’s beautiful rough, so we will always tell you in the listing who did the cutting. A common practice back then was to coat the top of the rough with epoxy to fill holes and irregularities before cutting. Much of that was cut away in the finishing of the stone, but some can remain. We’ll always let you know if we think the stone offered is filled. Filling is not our practice as we specialize in natural stone, but many of the vintage cut stones are that way, and they are no less beautiful!
Herb was the major source for Nevada Blue cabochons when he was actively cutting, and you’ll see his stone in classic pieces by Charles Loloma and Lee Yazzie, among other great native jewelry artists of the time. We are so excited and thankful to be able to bring this wonderful, rare, and classic Nevada Blue turquoise back into the market!
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!
COUPON CODES for Jewelry Designers
Use these every day for your Esmeralda Turquoise purchases. Purchase amounts are based on order total, before shipping. Be sure to use your coupon code AT CHECKOUT! Sorry, no discounts after checkout.
Order $100+………$5 off……..COUPON CODE: Design2Save5
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Please contact us for further discounts off larger purchases.
Any questions, please feel free to ask us, we’re always happy to help!
We generally ship within two business days of receipt of your order via USPS First Class in a small padded envelope. You can upgrade to Priority Mail service in a small flat rate box for an additional cost of $3.00.
International. We will happily ship around the world, via USPS First Class International. You can upgrade to Priority Mail in a small flat rate box for an additional cost. Please note that you are responsible for any additional fees that may be charged at customs. Every so often a package can get stuck in customs, and we cannot be responsible for these delays.
If you would like to upgrade your shipping service to Priority Mail, please write a note in the Message to Seller when you check out. I will send you an updated invoice from PayPal for the additional service.
Direct Checkout or PayPal are preferred, however we are open to accepting Money Orders or Personal Checks if necessary. Please contact us if you would like to use another payment method besides Direct Checkout or PayPal, and we will send an invoice via email. Shipment must wait until checks have been received and cleared our bank.
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.