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Lime Turquoise Gold Ring

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Gold Ring with Lime TurquoiseLime Turquoise Gold Ring- This outstanding Lime Green Damale Turquoise Gemstone was just put up on Durango Silver Co online store – View Now! It is very unusual as the Lime Turquoise is a gorgeous lime colored green with spectacular spider webbed matrix that is like a forest of browns and greens. It there is a lime green Turquoise picture stone -here it is.

When I was cutting this gem, I was totally engulfed in its beauty and immediately fell in love with the stone. It has so much character, I could not wait to make a piece of Jewelry with it. I decided to make a gold and silver ring as the combination is awesome and as bold as the stone without to many frills. It is a simplistic style with 14 KY gold surrounding the stone with a Sterling Silver ring shank overlaid with teardrops of gold on top of the prongs.

If you like lime green Turquoise, which is rare, check out this ringmade by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company.

Lime Green Turquoise

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Lime Green Turquoise example from Nevada USA

Nevada Lime Green Turquoise

Orville Jack Lime Green Turquoise

Lime Green Turquoise is beautiful and in high demand, however, it is extremely rare and seldom found when mining Turquoise. Durango Silver Company has just produced a most interesting article that goes into depth on information on this phenomenom in evolution. You will find information and photos on rough, cut cabochons and Southwest Turquoise Jewelry made with Lime Green Turquoise when viewing this informational page.

Lime Green Turquoise  is primarily found in Nevada USA and from very few Turquoise Mines. The main known sources for this material were the Orville Jack Mine, Carico Lake Mine, Damale Mine, Tortoise Turquoise Mine, Tonopah Blue Gem Mine and small pockets from a few others.

 Turquoise is a sedimentary gemstone which means minerals in the upper layers of the earth contain certain minerals and when water/rain flows through the earth the runoff funnels into voids below to deposit a conglomerate which ultimately creates Turquoise. Turquoise consists of copper, iron and alluminum sulfites and a lack of copper is the reason why Lime Green Turquose is created. A Turquoise deposit can be blue at its core location in the earth and the further you dig from the core the color of the gemstone may/can change colors due to smaller amounts of one or more minerals which were not present in the earth above at the time when the Turquoise was being formed millions of years ago.See photos and information on Lime Green Turquoise in our article located on our website.