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Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons

Chinese Spider Web Turquoise Cabochons

Spiderweb Chinese Turquoise Rough  used for cutting spiderweb Turquoise cabochons

Some of the finest Turquoise the earth has ever produced has come out of the mines in China. These mines produce a high percentage of rough Turquoise that can be cut into Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons. A majority of the Chinese Turquoise that is being mined today is spiderweb material, however the majority of it has to be stabilized as it is too soft for jewelry. Natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochons are very RARE and hard to come by on todays market. Some of these stones, when you can find them, rival the very best Nevada Turquoise such as Lander Blue Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons. This beautiful gem grade Turquoise comes in all colors and shades of blue and some greens. Most of the material from this region produces black matrix Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochons which are highly coveted. The best of this Turquoise came from the now closed Yungai or "Cloud Mountain" Turquoise mine. It is amazing that at one point this rare Turquoise was selling for 25 cents per carat to 1.00 per carat. This amazing Turquoise commands ultra high dollars these days. We have heard of standard grade natural Yungai or Cloud Mountain Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons for up to 50.00 per carat and ultra grade selling for as much as 100.00 per carat (2014).

Examples of Natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons in Jewelry

Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise  Cabochon in a silver ring
Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise bracelet

To the left is a beautiful Victorain style Sterling Silver ring by John Hartman with a high grade natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochon from the Cloud Mountain Turquoise mine outside of Shanghai, China. To the right is a gorgeous Native American handmade bracelet with top gem grade natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise from the Yungai or Cloud Mountain mine.

Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons in earrings
Hubei Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochon ring

Above are two beatiful examples of natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochons set into Sterling Silver Jewelry. To the left is a pair of Sterling Silver stud earrings with natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons from the Hubei Provence. To the right is a beautiful Native American handmade Sterling Silver ring by Navajo Jewelry artisan Craig Cadman. This beautiful Sterling Silver ring features a cabochon of top gem grade natural Spiderweb Turquoise from the Hubei Provence.

As you can see high grade natural Chinese Turquoise makes amazing Spiderweb Turquoise Jewelry.

A Couple Examples of Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise

Blue Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochon from the Yungai mine
Hubei Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochon ring

Above are two nice specimens of hand cut Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons. The gemstone on the left was cut from natural Turquoise rough from the Cloud Mountain or Yungai Turquoise mine. The gemstone on the right was cut from natural rough Turquoise from Hubei. Both of these natural Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons were hand cut in Durango, Colorado by John Hartman.

A Brief History on Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise

The Chinese have been mining Turquoise for at least over 3000 years. It is believed, however, that ancient Chinese civilizations imported most of their Turquoise, probably from Persia (Iran) as the Chinese have always prefered matrix free, solid blue, (Robin's Egg Blue) color Turquoise and most of the gemstone material produced in China appears to be spiderweb Turquoise. Turquoise was used to carve statues and other art pieces, preferring jade for their jewelry in the old times. Today, China considers Turquoise the number three most collectible gemstone on the planet. The Chinese are buying up as much Turquoise as possible to be made into jewelry and carvings. The Chinese have bought back as much of their Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise cabochons, beads, and rough as possible. They have also targeted Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and bought up most of what was left for sale after the mine closed in 2012.

Huge 20 lbs Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Rough Nugget

Thank you for reading about Chinese Turquoise and Chinese Spiderweb Turquoise Cabochons.

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