VINTAGE STERLING SILVER OLD PAWN MORENCI TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO SAW TOOTH BEZEL SET PERFECT CONDITION 25.2 GRAMS OUT SIDE MEASURE 6 3/4 PLUS 1 1/4 INCHES = 8 INCHES 5 PIECES OF MORENCI TURQUOISE APPROX 11 MM'S X 10 MM'S EACH. One of the most famous and well known American Turquoise mines is the Morenci Turquoise mine form Southern Arizona. This mine was a major producer of natural gemstones that were used commercially for years in predominately Southwestern and Native American Jewelry.
The Morenci Turquoise mine was famous for its beautiful true blue Turquoise. Most of the material from this famous mine was a true blue. The mine is also famous for its beautiful Pyrite matrix which is one of the finger prints of the mine. Nothing is more beautiful then sky blue Turquoise with silver colored iron pyrite matrix, or the rare golden pyrite matrix in natural Morenci Turquoise.The mine produce a wide variety of Turquoise from clear sky blue to pyrite matrix material to spider web to aqua blue green stones. Throughout the years gems from this mine were a stable in American Indian Jewelry made by all tribes including Navajo Jewelry, Zuni Jewelry and more. When look at old pawn or vintage Turquoise jewelry you will find a ton of beautiful natural Morenci Turquoise. Today this beautiful classic Turquoise is hard to find.
The mine has been closed for many, many, many years. Ultra highgrade material from this mine as with most mines was always scarce, and today is more rare than hens teeth. The fact that Morenci Turquoise is no longer being mined along with its beautiful blues and its silver colored matrix make Morenci very sought after in todays Turquoise market. The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years. The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen.
In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times. Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health.
While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide. Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise.And so our turquoise love story continues. While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited. Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere.
Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving.
It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love. The item "VINTAGE STERLING SILVER OLD PAWN MORENCI TURQUOISE CUFF BRACELET NATIVE AMERICA" is in sale since Monday, February 05, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.