The stone in this necklace is genuine Kingman Turquoise from the Mineral Park Mine fourteen miles northwest of Kingman Arizona. It was first mined by Indians before white man came to the area, the Mineral Park Mine is one of three sites of prehistoric mining localities in the state of Arizona & has been owned by the Colbaugh family for the last three generations.
Turquoise is found in Arizona, Alabama, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Texas, and Virginia. During the 1970s, the Bureau of Mines stated, in terms of value, that Turquoise is the most sought after stone in the U.S. mining operations. (quoted from Colbaugh Processing Inc.)
Each stone and gemstone is unique, each piece of jewelry created is also.
Natural Stones are not perfect. They may have surface or internal characteristics and color variations. I do my best to take accurate photos to show exactly what you will receive. Colors will vary slightly from one computer monitor to another.
*NOTE: Wire weaving and wrapping is a genre of jewelry that requires pliable wire to be shaped into each piece. As a piece progresses, the wire hardens and sometimes it is hammered to further strengthen a piece. It will retain it’s shape, however if you try to bend it or it gets squished, it will bend. Do not place your wire woven or wrapped jewelry in a purse or pocket.