High quality or high grade Turquoise that is natural and free from any enhancements is Rare Turquoise! Turquoise was one of the first gemstones found by man over 7000 years ago, it was immediately coveted by royalty and spiritual leaders. The highest quality Turquoise has been rare and highly sought after for the duration of its history. Today, rare Turquoise such as AAA Gem Turquoise is nearly impossible to find and becoming very valuable.
Above is a Rare Turquoise specimen from the Bisbee Mine which is located in Bisbee, Arizona. High-grade Bisbee Turquoise believed to be some the finest Real Turquoise that has ever come out of the ground in North America. There was a short period of time between 1960 - 1976 when extraction of Turquoise from the Bisbee Mine was active, other then that very little Turquoise has come out of the mine. Bisbee Turquoise is highly sought after and for good reason, it is very Rare Turquoise! John and Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company, known Turquoise authorities and proprietors of one of the worlds largest Bisbee Turquoise collections, recognize the extreme rarity of high-grade Bisbee Turquoise.
Above and to the left is a selection of Lander Blue Turquoise. Lander Blue Turquoise is from Lander County, Nevada which is in northern Nevada. A small pocket of approximately 120 - 160 lbs of Lander Blue Spiderweb Turquoise was extracted from small pocket, there has never been any addition Lander Blue Spiderweb Turquoise found. The rich dark blue colored Turquoise with jet black matrix is like no other Turquoise found in North America, or the world for that matter. Lander Blue Spiderweb Turquoise is some of the rarest Turquoise on earth and in high demand, Buyers must beware of impersonators, the highest grade of Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise is often sold as Lander Blue Turquoise, it takes an experienced professional to detect true Lander Blue Turquoise.
Above and to the right is a Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon that was hand cut from a rare Turquoise specimen that came from the Bisbee Turquoise Mine. This Bisbee Turquoise is gem quality, it has heavy concentrates of iron in the matrix which gives it a red colored matrix. This quality gemstone from the Bisbee Mine is an example of very Rare Turquoise that is seldom seen and is priceless. Visit our Bisbee Turquoise Website.
The above Turquoise Cabochons are early examples of Rare Egyptian Turquoise Notice the red spider webbed matrix, this red colorings was created by high concentrates of iron in the host rock that the Turquoise was formed in, this is unusual and very rare! The spiderweb in these particular gemstones has highly desirable structure and therefore is very valuable to experienced Turquoise collectors. These beautiful specimens are great examples of Rare Turquoise from the Holy Land, Egypt.
The above photo is examples of Rare Turquoise cabochons from the Carico Lake Turquoise Mine. The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine produced a lot of Turquoise for the general Turquoise Jewelry business in the 1960's through the 1980's. Ernie Montoya, owner of Sunwest Silver, the Carico Lake Turquoise Mine and noted Turquoise Collector, recognized the rarity of this unusual Turquoise. The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine produces beautiful blue Turquoise but is most known for its spectacular shades of lime green colored gemstones. The lime green color in Carico Lake Turquoise is caused by the trace amounts of Sulfer in the Turquoise, which make it a mineral called faustite, this creates this beautiful Rare Turquoise variation. Lime Green Turquoise is ultra rare. The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine also produces rare psuedomorph clams that have been fossilized with Turquoise - this Turquoise is rare, scarce and highly valuable. View our presentation on Carico Lake Turquoise and Carico Lake Turquoise Jewelry.
This photo displays several types of Rare Turquoise along with many nice one-of-a-kind pieces of Silver Jewelry made from the Turquoise types in the photo. Left to right is Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Bisbee Turquoise Number 8 Spiderweb Turquoise and Royston Turquoise. All of this is Rare Turquoise Jewelry as it was made with natural high-grade Turquoise that is very scarce and seldom seen for sale.
Above and to the left is a rare Bisbee Turquoise gemstone that has red spiderweb matrix, this is highly unusual for Bisbee Turquoise. This Bisbee Turquoise Ring was made in 14kt Gold by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. Any Jewelry with high-grade Bisbee Turquoise is Rare Turquoise Jewelry. To the right is another Gold Ring made by John with a gorgeous Blue Wind Turquoise gemstone. Blue Wind Turquoise is some of the finest Turquoise ever found in Nevada, the deposit was located less then a mile, as the crow flies, from the famed Lander Blue Turquoise Mine in Lander County, Nevada USA.
Durango Silver Company has a major collection of highgrade Turquoise that we have been mining and collecting for over forty years. From our highgrade Turquoise we cut hundreds of gemstone cabochons, out of 100 cabochons we may at times be fortunate enough to use 10 as we only use gem grade authentic natural Turquoise in our Jewelry. For this reason, we believe, we produce some of the finest Rare Turquoise and High Grade Turquoise Jewelry coming out of the American Southwest today!
We invite you to take a look at a few of our other presentations - Hand Crafted Silver Jewelry, Authentic Turquoise Jewelry, Spiderweb Turquoise, Natural Turquoise, Learning Center and our Silver Gallery page.
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