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EmmaPeel's likes6 of 13Beautiful colours on stoneUNSOLVED MYSTERY Metal ? Copper ? Ceramic ? Vase--signed but can not read signature
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    Posted 7 years ago

    LauraL
    (92 items)

    More pictures of my other show and tell posting and loose turquoise? Not sure.. Pretty large pieces. Thank you.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      I love Native American jewelry. And I know turquoise also comes from China, Afganistan, Africa - I'm no expert. I think the first necklace is from American mines. I am not sure about your bird in picture 3. Also not sure but the nugget in 4 might have been white and then dyed w/blue. Just some thoughts of what I've come across over the years.
    2. EmmaPeel, 4 years ago
      I love this stuff, too. Sorry I can't really help you about the bird, or whether #4 is turquoise. They are really sneaky about making fake turquoise and passing it off as new, these days. They have gotten really good at making it look real! If it is white and dyed blue, it's probably a mineral called howlite. Howlite is getting scarcer, and soon it may end up as valuable as turquoise, and then they won't do that anymore! Ha! The shape of #4 looks right for turquoise, and I have seen some with white places. Hard to tell! Sometimes they use plastic, and you can use a heated pin to see if it melts.

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