Beautiful blue Kingman turquoise gemstone set in sterling silver band with fine silver balls adorning one side.
sold June 2018 at CW
Artist: Frank Maiolo
The Kingman Turquoise mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Few turquoise mines produced nuggets, especially of this quality. Old natural KingmanArizona Turquoise is rare. The Colbaugh's own this mine, the Ithaca Peak Turquoise mine, and the Turquoise Mountain mine, their company name is Colbough Processing. They have recently gone back into the section of the Kingman mine and are digging and bringing out some new Natural Kingman Turquoise. This new natural Kingman Turquoise is super high grade and is very valuable! Most of the turquoise jewelry you see today features Kingman turquoise from Arizona, USA.