Bisbee Blue Smokey Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo made by Native American Navajo Artist Geraldine James
Beautiful Sterling silver setting features a simple rope trim with repousse work around the entire piece
This stone is classic natural Bisbee Turquoise with limestone host rock and Sky blue turquoise in several areas transitioning to the famous Smokey Bisbee in areas
The famous Bisbee Arizona "Lavender Pit" mine is known worldwide for its massive size and the host rock does have a natural Red/Brown or some say lavender color; most Bisbee turquoise formed in and near this same host limestone material.
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)
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Natural turquoise gemstones such as this piece from the Bisbee mine are extremely collectable and rare.
This Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 31.50 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished.
The turquoise is cut following the natural shape and contours of the raw nugget or vein; some dips and irregularities are intentionally created or left.
The bolo setting is approx. 49.5 MM long & 44.5 MM wide
Bisbee stone is approx. 29 mm long and 24 mm wide
The leather bolo cord measures approx. 40 inches from tip to tip.
Stamped Sterling & G James
Total weight Approx. 33 grams (setting and turquoise only) not the tips and cord
This bolo has a Sterling Silver double loop bolo slide attached to the back (No Nickel parts rather than the old "bennett" style) the loops provide friction to secure the bolo in your desired position
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
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