Sonoran Turquoise & Boulder Turquoise Pendant | G. James
Face: 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"
This stunning pendant showcasing Sonoran turquoise's gleaming blues, greens, and golds and Boulder turquoise's stately earth tones is bound to elevate your collection! Expertly crafted by G. James, this pendant boasts elven hand-picked stones chosen by James' masterful eye and set in sterling silver. A stamped bail, silver drops, and a silver twist around the center stone showcases James' love of detail.
Hailing from the Campitos mine situated near Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Sonoran turquoise stands out due to its distinctive mining process. Unlike traditional turquoise veins, this variety is frequently discovered as nuggets within clay deposits. In operation since the 1980s, the mine yields exquisite Sonoran turquoise, characterized by vivid green hues complemented by brown matrix, occasionally accented with traces of pyrite to infuse a captivating sparkle.
The renowned Royston and Pilot Mountain Mines in Nevada are primary sources of Boulder turquoise, setting it apart from other turquoise varieties. Differing from the mine-centric identification of most turquoise types, Boulder turquoise distinguishes itself by its unique turquoise veins gracefully traversing through boulder stones. Aptly referred to as "Ribbon" turquoise, this variety showcases its name by elegantly forming ribbon-like arcs within the rich brown expanse of the boulder stones.
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