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Gold and Silver Tyrone Turquoise Pendant

$1,495.00
Product Code: Pendant085
Stone Type: Tyrone Turquoise
Gold and Silver Tyrone Turquoise Pendant
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    Prepare to be blown away. This handmade solid 14k Yellow Gold and Sterling Silver American Turquoise amulet is very unique and full of intricate details. American Jewelry designer John Hartman used all kinds of techniques to create this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The focal point of this Gold and Silver Tyrone Turquoise Pendant is a ULTRA RARE natural Tyrone Turquoise cabochon from New Mexico, USA. This amazing natural American Turquoise cab is a medium to dark blue and features beautiful mahogany brown and golden brown matrix. The New Mexico Turquoise gemstone is set into this Gold and Silver Tyrone Turquoise Pendant with a fancy filigree solid 14k yellow gold bezel. To the outside of the bezel the gold and Turquoise amulet is decorated with a flattened rope or cable design, raindrops, repose designs, and a handmade flower design that are all solid 14k yellow gold. The back of the pendant is solid Sterling Silver and is textured like sandstone. John Hartman accented the Sterling Silver with 24k gold that was applied in the Japanese Keum-Boo technique. The back of the pendant also features solid 14k yellow gold raindrop and wire designs. The Gold and Silver Turquoise Pendant is hung from a solid 14k gold bale that is large enough to fit a gold Omega chain. This museum quality gold and Turquoise amulet is a great example of modern Turquoise Jewelry and would make a great addition to any Silver Jewelry or Gold Jewelry collection. American handmade in Durango, Colorado USA, this New Mexico Turquoise pendant features the American Jewelry hallmark "John Hartman 14k/.925 Durango".

    Turquoise from the Tyrone mine was associated with the copper mine operations southwest of Silver City, New Mexico. That mine is currently owned by Phelps Dodge. However, turquoise has not been retrieved from that mining operation since the early 1980's when Phelps Dodge changed its method of copper ore processing to crushing and acid wash. That method destroys any turquoise in the copper ore. The Tyrone Turquoise in new jewelry is from private stashes. It is medium brilliant blue in its high grade form. Tyrone turquoise is part of the mineral band that starts east of Silver City and curves around through Arizona and the Morenci turquoise mine area into Mexico. Today it is valued for both its beauty and rarity.

    Gold and Silver Tyrone Turquoise Pendant:

    This gold and silver amulet measures 1 1/2 inches long x 3/4 inch wide and features a rare natural Tyrone Turquoise cabochon that weighs 13 cts.
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