New Sterling Silver Smokey Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet made by Native American Navajo Artist Harold Tahe
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 Bisbee Turquoise gem weighs approximately 8.95 carats
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished.
The turquoise is cut following the natural contours of the raw nugget or vein; some dips and irregularities are intentionally created or left.
Bisbee stone is approx. 16 mm long and 13 mm wide
Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics
Please look at all of the pictures as we use high resolution images that should capture the small details of the item that you will receive
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