MORENCI 114- 1970’s single stone bracelet

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MORENCI 114- 1970’s single stone bracelet

$250.00

Classic vintage 1970’s single stone bracelet. Set in solid sterling silver. Round wire and round twist wire make up the basic shape. Measuring 5/8″ at its widest point and tapering down to 1/4″, it is the perfect size for a small bracelet. The irregular shaped stone is a beautiful Morenci blue color.

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Morenci turquoise is another American classic, highly regarded and sought after by collectors. Though the Morenci turquoise mine produces a wide range of colors from blue to green, the most desirable is a deep blue color with a heavy iron pyrite matrix and occasionally some spider webbing.

The Morenci turquoise mine is located in Southeastern Arizona. It is the by-product of a large open-pit copper mining operation and dates back to 1864. William “Lucky” Brown was offered the mining rights in the 1950s and the Brown family has worked the mine since. Though no turquoise is actively being produced at the Morenci mine, small amounts do still come to market each year from the stock that was mined previously.

 

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