BIL 402 Rose Martin beads with turq. & spiny oyster

$1,599.00

24″ Navajo pearls by artist Rose Martin. Set in solid sterling silver and genuine Kingman turquoise and spiny oyster shell. Rose Martin is known for her Navajo pearl designs and craftsmanship. In this necklace she has incorporated round, fluted and saucer shaped beads. Rustic and striking.

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Product Description

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.


Spiny Oyster Shell (orange and reddish colors)

Living Spondylus shells are, indeed, very spiny, but the polished product looks very smooth the most used Spondylid Bivalve shell colors include orange, reds, and purples and may include distinct striations and color variations. One also finds pink, red, brown, yellow, orange, and white on the market. The Yellow Spiny Oyster’s especially rare. In the American Oceans, the Spondylids occur along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina, on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico, on the Pacific Coast. It develops in waters to South America. The Orange Spiny Oyster occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple Spiny Oysters grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.

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