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Natural Kingman Turquoise Bar Necklaces
ABOUT THE ART
These little turquoise bar necklaces are the perfect everyday go-to. Natural turquoise set in a dainty prong setting, ready to complement any and every outfit, whether in the backcountry or out on the town!
ITEM DETAILS -.925 Sterling Silver -Stamped with my maker's mark for authenticity - 18" chain, adjustable up to 20" with sterling silver lobster clasp closure. -Natural Kingman Turquoise in a dainty prong setting. -Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio
ABOUT THE STONE
KINGMAN TURQUOISE: Located in Kingman, Arizona, the area has quite the history, containing some of the most far-reaching prehistoric workings found in Arizona. The ancient mines were first mined by the Native Americans and then rediscovered in the 1880s. The modern mine is surrounded by the Cerbat Mountains and is known for producing light blue to dark blue gemmy turquoise veins, with the occasional tint of green. Stones exhibit a very fine matrix with colors ranging from white to light brown to black. It is considered by many to be the best turquoise in the world, and is very hard to find in its high-grade form- thus making it a highly sought after stone.
A NOTE ON WEAR I have chosen high quality materials to create a piece of artful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Although crafted with the adventurous spirit in mind, please take care while wearing my pieces as natural stones can be delicate. To prolong the life of your piece, I suggest you remove it while swimming, hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, skydiving or whatever other crazy and rigorous adventure you find yourself on!
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