Oyster Shell Kingman Turquoise Strand Necklace

Oyster Shell Kingman Turquoise Strand Necklace


* Necklace Length: 26 inches (66 cm)
* Natural Arizona Kingman Turquoise Fused with Spiny Oyster Shells from Baja, Mexico
* 14k Gold Filled Spacer Beads
* Toggle Clasp

These beads combine natural Kingman turquoise from the Kingman mine in Arizona and compress it with beautiful orange and white spiny oyster shells collected in Baja, Mexico; using Bronze as an adhesive agent, giving the stones soft metallic lines that creates the image of a bright, summery mosaic.

TURQUOISE got its name from early trade routes - Europeans ended up getting the stone from the Turkish bazaars. Turquoise has been a prominent stone throughout most cultures for thousands of years. It is seen as a symbol of wisdom and nobility.

KINGMAN: The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of (if not the) oldest and highest producing mine in Arizona. Native Americans found the mine over 1000 years ago. It is famous for both its sky blue turquoise on one side of the mine and its green turquoise on the other side (via Turquoise Mountain). Its sky blue variant is the most expensive and sought after turquoise specimen, and the greener variant rivals Sleeping Beauty in value and demand.