Turquoise--a true symbol of The West May 30 2015, 0 Comments

Have you seen our Turquoise collection lately? (This is just a small selection!) From all over the Western U.S., these beauties are hand-made by skilled artists, and hand-picked for you. We have something for everyone, from small studs to statement pieces--come in, try some on, and fall in love!

 

 

A little more about this gorgeous stone:

An Indian legend is that there was once a chief with turquoise colored skin. One day he was running from his enemies in the hot desert. Whenever he stopped to rest, his perspiration ran onto the ground, collected in rocks and became turquoise.

Turquoise is a cuprous aluminum phosphate. The blue and green colors are brought out by the varying chemical combinations of the copper content in the mineral.

Turquoise is believed to have been formed from water seepage carrying minerals collected and deposited into cracks and voids in the rocks. These deposits hardened into turquoise. The matrix often seen in turquoise is made up of the surrounding rock or other minerals which hardened around the turquoise.