It produced a great variety of turquoise, from intense blue to deep green combinations with a hard, irregularly distributed matrix. The Battle Mountain or Blue Gem mine, which began production in 1934 yielded the most valuable Blue Gem turquoise because of its rich color and hardness.
Of the several Nevada mines that are named Blue Gem, this is the largest and most famous. This mine was one of the deepest with lots of underground tunnels. Blue Gem closed in the 70's and there doesn't seem to be much available today.
Lovely silver bench bead pearls Weight: approx. It is marked but I can't make out what it says. Looks like a maker's signature or mark.
Inches long Centerpiece Naja is. Inches by 2 1/2 inches Turquoise stone settings are. Inches by 7/8 inches with beautiful a silver swirl design.
It is a detailed vintage southwestern Navajo sterling gemstone beauty! Vintage item with original patina in good condition. Clasp is secure and all turquoise stones are secure with no visible cracks or chips. PLEASE NOTE: WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PHOTOS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE.
Photos are provided to show condition of the item and are taken from all angles and sides to prevent confusion. Due to camera lighting, flash and monitor differences, actual color of item may vary slightly from photos. If you have any questions about this item, please feel free to ask. I will do my best to answer any inquiries about this item. You agree that you have all information you need and you have no further questions.I only use UPS, because the post office has lost or destroyed too many packages of mine and I just don't trust them to get your item to you you safely, on time, or at all. Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day! The item "VTG NAVAJO OLD PAWN SILVER BLUE GEM TURQUOISE BENCH BEAD SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE" is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "jargon_baby" and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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