Birdseye Kingman & Sonoran Gold Turquoise Bracelet | Artisan Handmade

SKU: 1232700655
Regular price $3,300.00
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Size: 5 3/4

Hallmark: "F"

Artist: Freddie Maloney- Navajo 


Bright beauty to your wardrobe with this cuff's stunning blend of Birdseye Kingman and Sonoran Gold Turquoise. This piece's crafted sophistication brings the desert to life on your wrist. You're bound to charm everyone around you.


Birdseye refers to a type of turquoise akin to Spiderweb turquoise, but distinct in that it features a light blue base with a complementary blue matrix rather than dark patterns. This configuration yields a unique visual effect where cross-cut stones reveal numerous pockets of lighter blue stone enveloped by darker blue matrix, resembling a bird's eye. Birdseye turquoise, a rarity, can only be found in a few mines, including the Kingman Turquoise Mine located in Arizona.


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.


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