Genuine Navajo Sterling Silver Dangle Earring with White Buffalo Turquoise by David Rosales and Supersmith

$149.00
DETAILS
Designer: David Rosales, Zuni & Navajo
Dimensions:
Drop 1/2"
Dangle 1 5/8"
Materials: Sterling Silver, White Buffalo Turquoise
Condition: New

Genuine Navajo sterling silver dangle earring with White Buffalo Turquoise

Designer is David Rosales and created by Zuni and Navajo artists working at his company: SUPERSMITH in Gallup, New Mexico.


WHITE TURQUOISE
White turquoise has been found in mining in the past but typically it was so soft and chalky that it could not be used. Instead being called “chalk”. If that soft chalk stone was stabilized, the stone changed color and was no longer white. The stone on the market known as White Turquoise or White Buffalo Turquoise has even the most experienced miners and Indian jewelry dealers in disagreement. Some say it is absolutely turquoise while others believe it to be either Howlite or Magnasite. Even geologists can’t agree.

The white stone known as White Buffalo Turquoise is found in Nevada by owners of the Royston Turquoise mine – the Otteson family. It lies in veins and polishes like turquoise and when tested, because of its hardness was deemed to be in turquoise. The technical name for turquoise is Aluma Phosphate which is white, but turquoise as we know it is blue, green or a blend of the two. The blue color comes from copper present and green from iron. It is believed that White Turquoise forms when these metals are not present.

The main point is that this is a beautiful stone and because of its rarity it is named after the Sacred White Buffalo. Enjoy it!
$149.00
DETAILS
Designer: David Rosales, Zuni & Navajo
Dimensions:
Drop 1/2"
Dangle 1 5/8"
Materials: Sterling Silver, White Buffalo Turquoise
Condition: New

Genuine Navajo sterling silver dangle earring with White Buffalo Turquoise

Designer is David Rosales and created by Zuni and Navajo artists working at his company: SUPERSMITH in Gallup, New Mexico.


WHITE TURQUOISE
White turquoise has been found in mining in the past but typically it was so soft and chalky that it could not be used. Instead being called “chalk”. If that soft chalk stone was stabilized, the stone changed color and was no longer white. The stone on the market known as White Turquoise or White Buffalo Turquoise has even the most experienced miners and Indian jewelry dealers in disagreement. Some say it is absolutely turquoise while others believe it to be either Howlite or Magnasite. Even geologists can’t agree.

The white stone known as White Buffalo Turquoise is found in Nevada by owners of the Royston Turquoise mine – the Otteson family. It lies in veins and polishes like turquoise and when tested, because of its hardness was deemed to be in turquoise. The technical name for turquoise is Aluma Phosphate which is white, but turquoise as we know it is blue, green or a blend of the two. The blue color comes from copper present and green from iron. It is believed that White Turquoise forms when these metals are not present.

The main point is that this is a beautiful stone and because of its rarity it is named after the Sacred White Buffalo. Enjoy it!

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