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Rare Spiderweb Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon

Product Code: DSBC001
Stone Type: Bisbee Turquoise
Rare Spiderweb Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon
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  • Rare Bisbee Turquoise Cabochon

    This is a very Rare Turquoise Cabochon from the famed Bisbee Mine located just south of Bisbee, Arizona. It was hand cut by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company out of his forty year old Rare Bisbee Turquoise Collection. This stone has it all deep Bisbee Blue Turquoise with chocolate brown matrix running into red spiderweb matrix with a hint of quartz. It you like the configuration of this stone, it can be the highlight of your Turquoise Collection. This stone weighs 26.4 carats and measures approximately 13mm x 30mm.

    Bisbee Spiderwebbed Turquoise Cabochons

    John and Estell Hartman began collecting rare Bisbee Turquoise when they were in their teens, the late 1960's, in fact John bought Estell's first piece of Bisbee Jewelry for her from his Taos Indian friend when she was 15 years old - it was a Bisbee Turquoise Bracelet with about 75% chocolate brown smoky matrix with pools of medium blue Turquoise. Bisbee Turquoise was scarce then!
    John and Estell went on with their lives, got married in 1972 and by 1975 had a major collection of Bisbee rough, Bisbee cabochons and Bisbee Turquoise Jewelry. They became Jewelers and it made good since for them to continue hunting for Bisbee Turquoise to use in their Jewelry.
    It is 2014 now, John is 61 years old and has purchased several major collections of Bisbee Turquoise including the balance of the Turquoise from Bob Mathews and Cecil Mickelson who once owned the only rights to mine Turquoise at the Bisbee Mine.
    John and Dillon still cut their rare Bisbee Turquoise cabochons today on a small scale and offer them to collectors and the trade on their Rare Bisbee Turquoise Cabochons Page.