Kingman Spiderweb Turquoise

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American Turquoise also varies substantially from the different locations it is found. Turquoise is formed by moisture leaching down into the ground through the mineral rich soil. The liquid flows through and into crevasses and voids below the surface of the earth. Turquoise Nuggets form in a void within clay and Vein Turquoise from in cracks and voids in hard rock.

It is also known for its spectacular matrix which comes from the host rock it was formed in. Turquoise can actually be identified from which Turquoise Mine it came from by the color and different elements of its matrix. Bisbee Turquoise is known for its beautiful chocolate brown to reddish brown matrix while Royston Turquoise is known for its golden colored matrix. Occasionally, a Spiderweb pattern matrix is found in Turquoise which is very desirable to collectors, Spiderweb Turquoise is rare and commands a substantially higher value when found.


Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.

However, modern production of turquoise dates back to the 1880’s when James Haas rediscovered the area. Natural Kingman Turquoise ranges in color from light to very dark blue and sometimes tints of green. Matrix can range from white, light brown to black and frequently flecked with pyrite and occasionally quartz. The most famous stones from this mine are rounded bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. In its high-grade form it has always been considered among the top-quality American turquoise. This high blue color has become a “color standard” in the industry, reflected by the name “Kingman Blue”. However, much of the turquoise from Kingman occurs as seams, masses and veins, rather than in nugget form. Besides the nugget form, the most desirable Kingman turquoise is a deep blue with molybdenum pyrite; also, deep blue with pyrite as well as in a “bird’s eye” pattern with “water web” matrix.

The mine is currently owned & Operated by the Colbaugh family’s company, Colbaugh Processing. While old natural Kingman turquoise is rare, they have recently gone back into older sections of the Kingman mine and are bringing out some new natural Kingman Turquoise. Although there are quantities of this fine natural deep blue turquoise available, the largest percentage of turquoise mined at Kingman is being treated or stabilized. There are several other names for the turquoise coming out of the Kingman mining district: Ithaca Peak, Old Man Mine, Kingman Duval, Courtland, The Wall and Turquoise Mountain, just to mention a few.

  • kingman turquoise necklace set High grade kingman turquoise necklace set
    Stunning High Grade Kingman turquoise is used in this piece by Navajo artist Lena Platero. Set in solid sterling silver with a brushed satin finish. 34 individually hand cut stones are used in the necklace with the earrings having 3-stones each. The earrings are a silver post and hang nicely with a measurement of 1" x 5/8". The necklace measures 24" in total length. The main cluster that hangs from the center has 10 stones alone and measures 2-1/2" in length, giving the necklace a little more length and presence. One-of-a-kind
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    Beautiful Lariat styled necklace set. Navajo handcrafted and set in solid sterling silver. 16 genuine Kingman " Water-Web" turquoise stones are used in the Lariat necklace. It measures 24" fully extended with the chain. There is 4" of chain and the Lariat can be adjusted shorter if needed. The additional drop of 2 stones at the end of the Lariat give the necklace 2 1/2" more in length. Each of the stones measure approximately 3/4" x 1/2" and are wrapped in silver with a twist wire. The earrings are 2 1/2" in total length when worn and have 2 stones measuring 1/2" x 3/8" and 3/4" x 1/2" respectively. The artist is from the  Navajo Nation named Raymond Boyd.
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    Stunning 7 stone necklace by Navajo artist Eugene Belone. Measuring approximation 22" in total length and set in solid sterling silver. The silver beads that make up the necklace measure approximately 7mm in size. The stones are "water-web" Kingman turquoise from Arizona and are wrapped in a square wire that has detailed saw cuts.These stones measure 1" in length and have a taper that measure 5/8" x 1/4". Matching earrings are of the similar size and dangle on silver wire.
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  • Well known Navajo artist Happy Piasso has handcrafted this beautiful set. Solid sterling silver with genuine Kingman spiderweb turquoise. The beads measure 22" with graduated beads intermixed with turquoise pieces. The pendant measures 3" in total length and is 1-3/4" at its widest point.The earrings are mounted on a silver french wire and is 1-5/8" when worn. All the elements of this piece can all be worn separately which adds to its appeal.
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  • Measuring 1-1/2″ in width with approximately 6″ on the inside and a 1″ opening. The stone is a oval cut measuring 1-1/4" x 3/4". This bracelet is made from high grade Kingman spiderweb turquoise. Set in solid sterling silver, this bracelet shows off the artist’s signature detailed stamping. Entirely handcrafted by Navajo artist Andy Cadman. Navajo – Born in 1966, Andy Cadman creates beautifully stamped silver jewelry using a variety of stones and materials.  He is the older brother of Darrell Cadman.  Andy, his brothers Darrell and Donovan, and his half-brothers Gary and Sunshine Reeves all learned much of their trade from David Reeves (Gary and Sunshine’s now deceased full brother).  Therefore, all of the brother’s silver work exhibit much of the same characteristics and a common feel. The complex matrix webbing of the stone along with its “satin finish” of the silver give this piece a timeless look. Truly one of the best examples Navajo craftsmanship.
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    A Christin Wolf original design. Stunning blue Kingman Spider web turquoise is used in this link bracelet. Set in solid sterling silver. Measuring 8" in length with a secure box clasp with a safety latch with the individual links measuring 1/2" x 3/8" x 1/4".  The alternating design of open links and solid with inlay stones is very comfortable. This a piece for men or women !
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  • Measuring 1" in width with approximately 6" on the inside and a 1" opening. This bracelet is made from high grade Kingman spiderweb turquoise. Set in solid sterling silver, this bracelet shows off the artist's signature detailed stamping. Entirely handcrafted by Navajo artist Andy Cadman. Navajo - Born in 1966, Andy Cadman creates beautifully stamped silver jewelry using a variety of stones and materials.  He is the older brother of Darrell Cadman.  Andy, his brothers Darrell and Donovan, and his half-brothers Gary and Sunshine Reeves all learned much of their trade from David Reeves (Gary and Sunshine's now deceased full brother).  Therefore, all of the brother's silverwork exhibit much of the same characteristics and a common feel. The complex matrix webbing of the stone along with its "satin finish" of the silver give this piece a timeless look. Truly one of the best examples Navajo craftsmanship.
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  • Handcrafted necklace set by Navajo artist Derrick Gordon. Set in solid sterling silver and genuine Kingman turquoise. The Beads can be worn separately and measure 18″ in length. The individual beads measure approximately 14mm and taper down to 6mm. The Pendant itself measures 2-1/2″ in length ( including the bail) and has a width of 1-1/4″. The earrings are on a sterling silver french wire and measure 1-1/2″ in length.
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  • Measuring 1″ in width with approximately 5-1/2″ on the inside and a 1″ opening. This bracelet is made from high grade Kingman spiderweb turquoise. Set in solid sterling silver, this bracelet shows off the artist’s signature detailed stamping. Entirely handcrafted by Navajo artist E.M. Linkia, from Gallup, New Mexico The complex matrix webbing of the stone along with its “satin finish” of the silver give this piece a timeless look. Truly one of the best examples Navajo craftsmanship.
     
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  • A very rare opportunity to own this one of a kind Pendant featuring 1 piece of extremely rare Kingman Spiderweb Turquoise from Arizona. The stone is mounted with a smooth bezel then set on a very integrately hand wrought sterling silver mounting using a cobination of twisted roung silver wire and handsawn triangular silver . Pendant is approximately 2 3/4 inches by 1 1/2 inch wide. Completely hand crafted and signed by acclaimed Navajo artist Eugene Belon
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  • kingman spider web turquosie earrings
    Dangle earrings set in solid sterling silver with genuine Kingman turquoise. A unique inlay design called " cornrow" style is used in the dangle section of the earrings and adds a striking look. The measure 1-1/2" in length and have a maximum width of 1/8". Beautiful earrings
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