Is Dry Creek turquoise rare?
Rare, Creamy Turquoise Its one-of-a-kind color palette, unusual hardness, and unique shininess makes Dry Creek turquoise jewelry some of the most valuable and rare on the market.
Is Dry Creek Turquoise real turquoise?
Dry Creek Turquoise is a hard American Turquoise and therefore specimens cut for Native American Jewelry are not treated or stabilized showcasing their natural beauty and color. You often hear that the Silversmith keeps their finest stones for their best creations!
What is Water Web turquoise?
Due to their rarity, both of these patterns score a +5 on the TQI scale. The final variation is the so called waterweb, The turquoise in the web appears to be floating over the matrix like water over a riverbed in 3 dimensions. This pattern scores similar to the classical spiderweb designs.
Is Dry Creek turquoise expensive?
Shop our wide collection of Dry Creek turquoise! This turquoise comes from a small turquoise mine outside of Austin, Nevada. Because of the stones lightness in color and hardness in strength, it is a very valuable turquoise.
What are the black lines in turquoise?
These markings are remnants of the host rock within the turquoise, and can resemble splotches or veins. They’re called matrix. Turquoise is generally embedded in its host rock, like this specimen from Iran.
Is green turquoise rare?
Green turquoise is indeed a rarity, but it can be found in a few areas around the world. Mongolia and Egypt’s turquoise deposits are known to occur more green than blue. Mines from India are also known to produce green turquoise. China has some very desirable deposits, but much of China’s turquoise is often enhanced.
What is the most sought after turquoise?
The most-prized turquoise color is an even, intense, medium blue, sometimes referred to as robin’s egg blue or sky blue in the trade. The traditional source for this color is the Nishapur district of Iran, so you’ll also hear it described as “Persian blue,” whether or not it was actually mined in Iran.
What kind of spider webbing does turquoise have?
Both Rings have Tibetan Spiderweb Turquoise. The Ring on the left has smoky Spider webbing in beautiful sky blue Turquoise and the Ring on the right has a more open webbing pattern in its matrix. Many people like the more open webbing patterns in Turquoise Stones and Tibet Turquoise produces a lot of material such as this, it is beautiful!
What kind of Spiderweb does Carico Lake have?
Carico Lake Spiderweb Turquoise runs from a lime Turquoise to light blue colorations with dark green, brown or black webbing. Lone Mountain Spiderweb Turquoise is usually a light to sky blue colour with black spiderweb matrix. Lander Blue Spiderweb Turquoise is most known for its deep rich dark blue colour with jet black and tight spiderweb matrix.
What kind of jewelry has spider webbing on it?
Above are two Mens Turquoise Rings with Spiderweb Turquoise. Both Rings have Tibetan Spiderweb Turquoise. The Ring on the left has smoky Spider webbing in beautiful sky blue Turquoise and the Ring on the right has a more open webbing pattern in its matrix.
How much does spiderweb lander turquoise jewelry cost?
It is the most expensive American Turquoise today, (2010,) running as high as $350.00 per carat. Jewelry made with Spiderweb Lander Turquoise can get very expensive, however, if you are a Turquoise connoisseur it is priceless.