Museum Quality. This large natural American Turquoise cabochon would make a great show piece in a discerning Turquoise collector's stash. This is a WOW piece. You will not believe the beauty of this stone, the computer just cannot do it justice. With a loop it feels like you can see down into the blue Turquoise. The spiderweb matrix features an almost perfect balance. This Museum #8 Turquoise Cabochon features the classic golden brown matrix that Number Eight Turquoise is famous for. Absolutely the best from this mine. AAA gem grade. 100% natural. This large cab has been lightly backed as is common with American gemstone cutters. A rare chance to own a top 10% or better gem from the famous Number 8 Turquoise mine. This stone is priced at 50 dollars per carat.
Number Eight Mine The Number Eight Turquoise Mine in Carlin, Nevada was first mined in 1929 until its depletion. In its prime, No. 8 produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise found. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique bright powder blue background of the stone. High grade No. 8 is typically considered to be deep blue in color with black spider web or light brown spider web matrix and is very rare. Number Eight Turquoise has been a very valuable acquisition, rumors of new stashes of great quantity threaten the value from a collectors standpoint, if they prove to be true, of coarse the high-grade will always be very valuable. One of Cutler Edgars. This turquoise has recently seen a rebirth in turquoise jewelry production. Today most people think of Number Eight Turquoise as light blue with light brown fine spider web matrix. This is considered to be some of the most highly collected Turquoise in the world. This natural Nevada Turquoise gemstone weighs 69 carats. The Museum #8 Turquoise Cabochon measures 1 5/8 inches X 1 1/8 inches with a 9mm dome.
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