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Turquoise Jewelry95 of 148Vintage Native American Torquoise Cuff BraceletVictorian Turquoise Necklace
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    Posted 7 years ago

    LauraL
    (92 items)

    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, 7 years ago
      http://www.mineralszone.com/gemstones/turquoise.html
    2. LauraL, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love aghcollect, vetraio50, moonstonelover21, manikin!
    3. LauraL, 7 years ago
      Thanks DrFluffy!
    4. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 7 years 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 Some mines are no longer active.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, 7 years ago
      All rocks are old.
    6. vintagejewel vintagejewel, 7 years 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, 7 years ago
      Which one is the Fred Harvey piece? Thanks.
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      I don't see any Fred Harvey here.
    9. BohemianArtist BohemianArtist, 7 years 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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