North American Turquoise Oval NecklaceRegular price $126.00
North American turquoise, .925 oval shadowbox necklace.
Since only a few thousand years after the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago, turquoise has played an essential role in many arid-land societies. The beauty of many turquoise artifacts in the southwest was brought to life by Native Americans, who were newbies to turquoise making.
Turquoise has been mined for hundreds of years all throughout North America, but the best deposits have traditionally been located in the southwestern states of Arizona and Nevada. Over the years, California has been a popular supplier of the opaque blue gemstone, with mines in San Bernardino and Inyo Counties.
- Materials: N. American Turquoise, .925
- Color: Turquoise, Silver
- Approx. Dimensions: .75" W x 1" H, Chain: 18"
- Approx. Weight: 1 grams
By: Kate Wells