This natural turquoise necklace was mined at the famous Kingman Mine in Arizona. The turquoise natural and has been gently tumbled and polished creating a big, bold, chunky style.
The photos were taken in direct sunlight to give the most accurate depiction of color and nuances of this incredible necklace. The necklace is hand-knotted for strength and durability, without a clasp.
Natural Kingman 'High Blue' Turquoise
Origin: Kingman Mine, Arizona
Length: 29" (approximately)
About Kingman Turquoise
The Kingman Turquoise mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest and one of the oldest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the color of this stone, which is the color standard of the industry.
Old natural Kingman Turquoise, like this necklace, is extremely rare and very valuable. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets, which are no longer found. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of the quality of this necklace.
Turquoise Legend and Lore:
Turquoise was used as a protection amulet and the blue stone with the cheeriness of the sunny sky has always been foremost a symbol of hope.