Checkout this ULTRA RARE natural Royston Turquoise cabochon show piece. This beautiful and rare gem has been displayed in our show room in Durango, Colorado USA since the filming of the "Where to find cash in treasure" show on the Royston Turquoise mine in Nevada. Dillon Hartman was luck to be part of this TV show with Kirsten Gum and the Ottesons who own the Royston Turquoise mine. This is an ultra rare gem for many reasons. It is rare to get a stone with "water web" matrix and spider web matrix let alone with blue to green fade coloration in one cab. It is extremely rare to get a cabochon this large cut out of natural Royston Turquoise this big without a fracture in it. This is also a rare stone as it is a chance to own a piece of history as this stone was on the TV show "Where to find cash in treasure". Dillon Hartman found this stone in the rough during the filming of the TV show. This is a beautiful Freeform High Grade Royston Turquoise Cabochon hand cut by Dillon Hartman of Durango Silver Company. It is of an aqua blue to baby blue coloration with golden brown to yellow matrix, areas of the golden matrix spiderwebs off of the brown and there is obvious "water web" matrix in this stone. You can look at this Natural American Turquoise cab all day. This gemstone has been lightly back with a resin as is common with American gemstone cutters. It measures 2 3/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches with a 3/8 inch dome at the highest spot and weighs 485 carats - it is offered at $2.00 per carat.
Royston Turquoise is considered the choice of Jewelers in the Southwestern United States. Royston Turquoise Cabochons are are highly sought after by Navajo Silversmiths as it has the look! Throughout the ages Turquoise from the Royston district has been highly coveted by jewelers, collectors and the fashion industry as well. Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. "Royston Turquoise," originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Lynn Otteson moved to Tonopah to mine Royston Turquoise in 1958 and the family have been Turquoise Minors since. Royston Turquoise in known world wide for having a wide range of Turquoise colors from a beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. The color of Royston Turquoise often runs together in the same rock which creates some of the most spectacular Turquoise stones on earth.
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