BIL 376 Bernyse Chavez adjustable ring

$499.00

Handcrafted adjustable ring by Navajo artist Bernyse Chavez. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine Kingman and Sonoran Gold turquoise. The creative stone layout and beautiful stamping sets this ring apart from the rest. The ring can be expanded from a size 7 to a 9. Measuring 1″ x 5/8″ , this is a medium sized ring that will look great on any finger !

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ADJUSTABLE RING WITH KINGMAN & SONORAN GOLD TURQUOISE 


Kingman Turquoise

The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms “Kingman” or “high blue” refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. Old natural Kingman Turquoise is rare. The Colbaugh’s own this mine and the Turquoise Mountain mine, their company name is Colbough Processing. They have recently gone back into the section of the Kingman mine and are digging and bringing some new Natural Kingman Turquoise.


Sonoran Blue Gold Canyon Turquoise is an interesting turquoise from Senora, Mexico, near Nogales, Arizona, and its neighbor: Nogales, Mexico, which is the northernmost point in all of Mexico. The series of mines bearing this name are on several sites contingent to the American border. Very little hard natural material has been mined here. Most has needed stabilizing to be useful. The high-grade natural material is a medium blue, with darker blue matrix, forming a “birds’ eye” pattern. This is usually accompanied by iron pyrite, giving it a similar look to a high-grade Morenci. The high-grade turquoise from this mine is rare and is considered both esoteric and valuable.

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