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Posted 9 months ago

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LauraL
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Hi CW!
Can anyone help me identify if this is all turquoise and what kind? The loose stones all have 2 holes in them for - I think - using for jewelry. Are they old? Thank you!

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 9 months ago
    http://www.mineralszone.com/gemstones/turquoise.html
  2. LauraL, 9 months ago
    Thanks for the love aghcollect, vetraio50, moonstonelover21, manikin!
  3. LauraL, 9 months ago
    Thanks DrFluffy!
  4. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 9 months ago
    The stone in the ring could be Spiderweb Kingman its very hard to guess ,there are so many types of American Turquoise mines and it would also depend on the age. Some mines are no longer active.
  5. davyd286, 9 months ago
    All rocks are old.
  6. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 9 months ago
    David286 I'm sorry if my comment was confusing what I mean is it would help to know the era of the piece of jewelry when it was made... As some types of turquoise was more used in different eras. And not even that really tell us but


    maybe could narrow it down possibly. I've heard a lot of Fred Harvey pieces are Royston turquoise certainly not all but a good guess if someone was wondering what stone was in the Fred Harvey piece...
  7. LauraL, 9 months ago
    Which one is the Fred Harvey piece? Thanks.
  8. valentino97 valentino97, 9 months ago
    I don't see any Fred Harvey here.
  9. BohemianArtist BohemianArtist, 9 months ago
    Nice collection of native stone. The stamped bracelet is the only piece I see that could be Harvey era. The small stamped cuff bracelets were often sold as a children's item or as a much more affordable tourist piece. These are easily replicated and have been thru even today.
    The ring and the loose stones appear from the pics to be Kingman mine spiderweb, but there are other mines that produce the matrix also. The ring is a very nice example of the webbing.
    Harvey wasn't just stones from one mine. Royston & Bisbee were two of the main types used. Most pieces were Diné. Unless the pieces are signed it can be almost impossible to date the pieces. Plus differing silver stamps can help.
    The two necklaces with they spiny oyster and coral beads mixed may be Royston, possibly even Bisbee. They are beautiful stones with the pyrite any matrix.
    To me the value is simply that they are native turqoise. They have a very special meaning to us. I wear turquoise at all times, and value it more than diamonds you have a wonderful set of stones.

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