This Turquoise is from the famous "Lavendar Pit Mine" in Bisbee, Arizona weighs exactly 13.25 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished
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)
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics: Gem Blue Turquoise with "smoky" areas, Limestone, Quartz, and Calcite matrix or host rock
This bracelet features detailed textures created using overlay and stamping, and has a design stamped in the inside of the bracelet.
The bracelet is Approx. 24 MM wide and weighs over 88 grams. The Turquoise setting is 24 MM x 19 MM
Our Native American pieces are new, current or recent production, and due to the silver and gemstone market,
there is very little margin to discount from our low "value" prices.
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