Huge Teardrop Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon
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Huge 88 Carat Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon
Take a look at this extra large natural Bisbee Turquoise cabochon from Bisbee, Arizona USA. This beautiful American Turquoise cab would make a great large pendant stone. John Hartman hand cut the Huge Teardrop Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon
in Durango, Colorado USA as can be seen in his 3 Video
Series on YouTube
. This beautiful natural Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon
features a bright blue Turquoise with interesting chocolate brown matrix patterns that are indicative of real Bisbee Turquoise from Arizona. In the bottom of this Arizona Turquoise classic you can see that the stones has some ultra rare deep mahogany brown matrix that is almost purplish black. This stone has been backed so that when it is set in a Sterling Silver bezel it will stick up enough that the sides a lot of the side of the stone can be seen as well as the top of the stone. The backing was kept thin enough so that you are not paying for backing.
This stone should be considered gem grade. We would specify it in Turquoise cutter terms as a AA grade stone, which is the highest grade most jewelers would use in silver jewelry. Most AAA stone is saved for gold jewelry as it is less then 5% off what most mines will produce.
Huge Teardrop Bisbee Turquoise Cab Specifications:
This natural American cabochon measures 1 7/8 inches across at the widest point and 2 inches long at the longest point. The gemstone has a 6mm dome to it and weighs 88 carats.
This stone was cut from material from the Cecil Mickelson collection and was mainly collected in the 1960s -1980s. The stone pictured is the stone you will receive.