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Handcut Smoky Bisbee Turquoise cabochon by John Hartman. This wonderful American Turquoise cabochon was handcut out of a natural Bisbee Turquoise nugget that was mine in the 1950s from the "Lavendar Pit" in Bisbee, Arizona USA. Turquoise from the Bisbee Turquoise mine in Bisbee, Arizona USA is very rare these days. This is a pretty large Smoky Bisbee Cabochon and weighs a little more then 37 carats. This smoky Bisbee Turquoise cabochon is 100% natural and features a thin backing of resin to rise it up out of a silver or gold bezel so that three sides of the stone can be seen. This Bisbee Turquoise cabochon features a high gloss shine that you will not find in lower grade Turquoise cabochons.
This Bisbee Turquoise cabochon weighs a little over 37 carats and measures 32 mm x 21mm with a 8.5mm dome.