The lavender name is so appropriate but is actually referencing a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational.
(the mine closed in the 1970's)
This stone weights 48.0 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, carved and polished.
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics blue transitioning into Blue/Green and gorgeous sky blue Bisbee; brown and lavender limestone conglomerate throughout
Natural turquoise gemstones such as this piece from the Bisbee mine are extremely collectable and rare.
Stamped With Harold Tahe's Hallmark: "H Tahe" and Sterling
This is hand made jewelry and will show evidence of tool marks, scratches, pits and other small imperfections in the silver and stones. Look at the pictures please
For size reference we usually include US. Coins and currency A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16" A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 MM in diameter (Just under 1 ½ “) A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾” (A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16" ) A half dollar is just over 30 MM or just under 1 ¼” A Nickel is approx. 21 MM