This is a large rare natural Gemstone from the famous Bisbee Arizona "Lavender Pit" mine
This Turquoise is Natural and comes from the famous Bisbee mine in Arizona
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 101 carats (20.2 grams)
This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed, carved and polished
I cut this Smoky Bisbee gem from from the edge of a massive breccia formation that contained several veins and pockets of turquoise
Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable
This gem exhibits classic Bisbee characteristics: Gem Blue Turquoise with "smoky" areas, Limestone, Quartz, and Calcite matrix or host rock
This Bisbee Turquoise weighs 101 carats (Approx. 48 MM x 31.5 MM)
This bracelet weighs over 98 grams total. The top of the setting is Approx. 59.5 MM long
The Bracelet measures just over 5 1/2" on the inside with a 1 1/2" gap.
Stamped With Hallmark: Russell Sam Sterling Silver
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Our Native American pieces are new, current or recent production, and due to the current silver and gem market,
there is very little margin to discount from our low "value" prices.
For size reference we usually include US. coins or currency. A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16" A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾”" A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16" A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 mm in diameter (Just under 1 ½ “) A half dollar is just over 30 mm or just under 1 ¼ A Nickel is 21 mm