Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Indian Mountain Turquoise

This stone is a super gemmy high grade Indian Mountain piece I bought from Ed Mauzy one evening when he walked into my store in Sedona, Arizona.  I was open late and he came in. I had never met him before, but his reputation preceded him. I was happy to meet him and wish I had bought a hundred stones just like it. Of course, he didn't have a hundred.  He only had one. That's the nature of high grade turquoise stones. Rare and beautiful.

Spider Web

There's just something about Spider Web that can't be beat.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Lander Blue Turquoise

Lander Turquoise is considered the rarest and most expensive turquoise in the world. 

Lander Blue Turquoise set in Gold

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kingman Spider Web

Kingman Spider Web Turquoise set in a Heavy One-of-a-Kind Hand Carved Ring
Sterling Silver and 14 Karat Gold

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

High Grade Natural Turquoise

High-grade natural turquoise is exceedingly rare. Gem vendors around the world fill their stores with beautiful sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds; rare, valuable gems indeed. Increasingly elusive high-grade, gem quality turquoise surpasses these precious stones in rarity. Most of the best mines have been exhausted for years. Remaining active mines yield few high-grade gems among mostly commercial- to low-grades of rough material. Collectors especially seek gems with a spider web matrix. A miniscule percentage, I believe less than 1%, of all turquoise ever mined displays a crisp, symmetrical web pattern. Lovers of turquoise scramble to acquire the few gem-quality stones remaining among limited stashes.