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Amazing Gaspeite Healing Properties

The Amazing Gaspeite Healing Properties

Let’s face it, we all adore a good gemstone! Aside from their mesmerizing colors and the way they dazzle when paired with even the most simple outfits, every gemstone has some spiritual properties you can benefit from.

We already shared the secrets of the healing powers of turquoise, so this time we are going green. Gaspeite is a very rare, dreamy green stone and, when worn against your body, its “vibrations” can help you heal in more ways than one.

So, allow us to let you in on this little secret, and tell you all about the healing properties of Gaspeite.

What’s Gaspeite anyway?

Gaspeite is a gorgeous gemstone, but is not widely used. Maybe because it’s so rare! It can be found in only two locations in the world, Canada and Australia, and now both deposits are drained, so the only way to find it is to look for a collector and see if they’re selling. Its apple green color is mesmerizing, but it also comes in colors that range from light green to yellow-green.

Gaspeite is opaque in its natural state, and with some brownish veining. You’ll most likely meet it in its translucent form – the gemstone is dazzling, and magically combines with almost any outfit. Really, if you have a necklace with a Gaspeite pendant, it almost looks like you have a real charm dangling around your neck, delicate and dainty, it’s like your own magical piece.

Since it’s a soft gemstone, you should store it separately and wrap in a soft cloth, in order to prevent any unwanted scratches. This is also why you should not wear it if you’ll be exerting yourself physically. Cleaning it is fairly easy – just use a soft cloth and some soapy water (but make sure you rinse the cloth out of all the soap residue first!).

Using Gaspeite For Healing

Before we begin, let me quickly tell you how to use Gaspeite. To get all the amazing Gaspeite benefits (and there are a lot of them!) you will need to keep it close to your body. This can be in the form of a necklace, pendant, or maybe even a pair of earrings.

Now, let me explain what Gaspeite can do for you!

Gaspeite For Physical Health

One of the best things about this gemstone is its healing power. The energy Gaspeite will bring to your life is deeply spiritual. This is why with Gaspeite you’ll find yourself emboldened to live your full life in the real world, but never lose sight of the spiritual perspective. This is a stone whose vibrations carry healing attributes. It’s been used to aid the treatment of lung disorders, asthma, bronchitis, and allergies to plants and pollen.

Gaspeite For Losing Weight

It’s said that wearing this gemstone can aid with losing weight, especially if you’ve tried a diet regimen before and did not like the results. Gaspeite can aid in activating the gallbladder, which encourages the body to break down fat from your intestines, so it might increase your metabolism too.

To get the most out of Gaspeite’s weight loss properties, you might try to combine it with Green Tourmaline, Heulandite, Rainforest Jasper, or Yellow Apatite.

Another thing this gemstone is particularly good for is helping to determine what foods your body actually needs. So, if you have trouble figuring out if you’re eating just because you’re bored, rather than hungry, this gemstone can help you with that!

Gaspeite and Your Mental Wellbeing

This, to me, is the most important and amazing property of Gaspeite jewelry and stones. This gemstone’s vibrations can help you let go of things you no longer need and that hinder you, instead of serving you.

Having this stone on your body also helps expand your consciousness, and that way you can begin to feel much more aware of how you need to live your life, instead of focusing on how you should live it  –  these shoulds and idealized images have a very negative effect on all of us, therefore, getting rid of them is definitely a good thing!

This gorgeous green stone can prevent you from slipping back into old habits you want to get rid of, and it can also increase your awareness of the world, so you can clearly see every situation you previously overlooked.

A lot of us will have some trouble with hoarding at one point or another – this can be a problem of too many shoes and purses, or even keeping old emotions and grudges well and alive when they really do more harm than good. Gaspeite’s vibrations can help you release yourself from these attachments. It’s really good at clearing all the emotional clutter we gather throughout our lives.

Have you heard of the inner child? Each of us has one  –  that’s a part of our personalities that’s amazed and excited about the smallest things in life, but it’s also very fragile and can be sent into a crying fit, when we get too stressed. Gaspeite can help you heal your own inner child and even help awaken it. Once that happens, you’ll drop that veil of sadness and cynicism, and see life like it really is  –  brilliant and magical!

Just like helping your inner child, Gaspeite can help bring you feelings of serenity and acceptance when you’re in some kind of turmoil. This is amazing  –  especially because our lives are filled with so much work and stress, that we hardly have time to catch a breath!

I can hardly believe myself how much good this tiny little stone carries! I think we all suffer from at least one of the maladies Gaspeite can heal, whether it’s emotional clutter, pesky allergies, or an unhappy inner child.

At Pink Camel, you can find Native American jewelry inlaid with gemstones, and each of them can help your spiritual wellbeing in some way. All you have to do is choose the one you need, and leave us a comment bellow about your experience!

XOXO DeeDee

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Good morning to you all! We are almost halfway through November, so what better time than now to show you some of my favorite items from our very first Holiday Gift Guide!

What kind of shopper are you? Already done shopping for the Holidays? Maybe you are waiting for Black Friday deals? Or are you one of the waits until the last-minute types of person?

Personally, I’m a combination of the last two. I love waiting for a good deal, and that sometimes means I’m last minute shopping. This year I hope to have you, as well as myself, prepared for an easy, fun holiday season. I’ve listed my favorite items that make the perfect gift for this season. These gift items range from $16-$250, so there really is something for everyone. Check them out, and let me know which ones are your favorites in the comments below.

The first item is so festive and represents a perfect gift topper, stocking stuffer, white elephant gift, hostess gift, wine topper, and the best part is that it is just as good on its own! These copper ornaments are handmade in Scottsdale, AZ, and at only $16 each, they are a steal!

copper ornamentsNext on my list are our sterling silver and turquoise post earrings. With a variety of styles, you’ll surely find something for anyone. And they are a perfect, budget-friendly gift, only $25 each.

Our White Buffalo Turquoise earrings simply go great with anything. These slabs are very lightweight which makes them easy to wear, plus the White Buffalo Turquoise is very on trend right now! The white and black veining of the stone makes it easy to pair with various jewelry pieces as well as any outfit. Our small White Buffalo Turquoise slabs are $20 each and the larger ones are $25 each.Boulder Turquoise Slab

New to the shop, the Boulder Turquoise Slab earrings represent the ideal gift for any fashion-conscious individual out there. Mined in Nevada, this type of Turquoise displays an earthy brown tone with the beautiful turquoise blue we know. Our Boulder Turquoise Slab earrings are $25 each.White Buffalo Turquoise

Our inlay pendants are truly a work of art. Each piece is hand created from well-known Navajo Silversmiths and inlaid by Native American artisans with the finest gemstones, and no two pieces are the same. From Turquoise to Lapis and Opal, from feathers, hearts, horses to cacti, we have it all, and we got you covered. There is sure to be a piece for that special someone in your life.

inlay pendantsThis next item I’ve written about before. It is one of my favorites to wear, especially because of its versatility. Our suede and Turquoise wraps are made of genuine suede and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The wraps are available in black, brown, and tan, and are $30 each.

suede and Turquoise wrapsOur Turquoise slab earrings are available in many sizes, and their prices range from $35-$60. Earrings always make a great gift in my book. Turquoise jewelry is one of those multipurpose gifts that compliments every outfit. Turquoise is known as the master healer, and when worn as jewelry, it protects you, anywhere you go.

Turquoise slab earringsThis next item carries impeccable detail for the art lover in your life. The Mosaic slab earrings are inlaid with Turquoise, Apple Coral, mother-of-pearl, Jasper and Jet Black. With the price of $50 each, it is surely an excellent gift for an art enthusiast in your life!

Mosaic slab earringsOur Navajo Cuffs made of sterling silver are a great addition to any outfit, and therefore a magnificent gift for everyone. Sizes vary, and prices range from $85-$265.

Navajo CuffsThese Turquoise slab pendants are showstoppers. They are made from genuine stabilized Turquoise and are enhanced with a sterling silver bail. Grab them as soon as you can, you won’t regret it! They are $75 each

Turquoise slabThanks for checking out my Holiday Gift Guide, and happy shopping!

XOXO DeeDee

The Different Ways to Wear Our Suede and Turquoise Wrap Chokers

The Different Ways to Wear Our Suede and Turquoise Wrap Chokers

As we approach the holidays, I want to talk gifts. One of my favorite things on a Christmas morning, besides Hot Cocoa with cinnamon sticks, is to see the faces on my beloved ones when they open their gifts. By this morning, I have spent days and months searching for the perfect gift for them, wrapping it in special paper and making sure everything is just right for them.  Why don’t you give a gift that keeps on giving? Start this holiday season! Our Suede and Turquoise wraps are perfect for it.

How do Suede and Turquoise wraps keep on giving?

Suede and Turquoise wraps are so versatile and can be worn multiple ways. There you have it. Our Suede and Turquoise wraps are made from quality lightweight suede and genuine Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Nuggets. They are available in Black, Brown and Tan. Who needs diamonds when you have Turquoise? Turquoise goes with everything, and at only $30 each, you  can have a gift everyone will talk about.

How to wear a wrap choker?

I love to change up how I wear my wrap depending on my outfit. Our Suede and Turquoise wraps can be worn as a choker necklace, a lariat, or bracelet.

Here are a few images of my favorite ways to wear them:

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Blogger @alyssamaywilson styling her Fall look with our Tan Suede and Turquoise wrap as a choker with this outfit.

Blogger @barerootgirl wearing out Black Suede and Turquoise wrap as a choker.

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Blogger @cityraisedfarmsaved wearing our Black Suede and Turquoise wrap at the Pendleton Round up and Grilling with her Dad.

Alison, owner of TEASPRESSA

Alison, owner of TEASPRESSA wearing our Black Suede and Turquoise wrap as a lariat.

I also love to layer my wraps with a bracelet when I wear them.

wraps with a bracelet

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about different ways to wear our Suede and Turquoise wraps!

Let me know your favorite way to wear them in the comments below!

XOXO DeeDee

What Is Sterling Silver 925_

What Is Sterling Silver 925?

Hi, everyone! Today I want to share a secret – all silver is not created equal. You’ve probably seen some sterling silver jewelry left unmarked and other pieces stamped with the words like sterling , sterling or 925. Ever wondered what these mean?

Read on to find out all about 925 sterling silver and what it really means when you hear ‘pure 925 sterling silver.’

What is real sterling silver 925?

Let’s start with clearing one thing up – is there a difference between sterling silver and 925 silver? Well, the answer is – no, there is no difference. Both terms signify the same silver alloy, often used in jewelry.

No matter how in love with silver you are, you will never be able to wear pure silver. This is because silver, in its pure form, is too soft a metal for jewelry making. That is why pure silver is combined with other metals, to help make it durable and long-lasting.

The magic number here is 925. This means that your jewelry is made up of 92.5% pure silver, and 7.5% of other metals (these are often copper, nickel or zinc). The result of this combination is 925 sterling silver. Various countries have their own standards when it comes to sterling silver. For example, in the USA, the strict standard for quality silver is a 92.5% purity. However, in France, the standard for sterling silver is 95%.

Each piece of jewelry made of sterling silver will have a mark (a hallmark) stamped somewhere on it. The 925 hallmark, for example, denotes the percentage of silver in your jewelry and is a sure sign of quality. Other marks you can find stamped on your (real) silver are STER, STG, SS, or sterling silver. In case your jewelry is unstamped, you might want to take a closer look at it. It might not be real silver at all.

Is sterling silver worth It?

At Pink Camel, we use only the best sterling silver for our jewelry, so when asked is sterling silver worth it, we proudly answer yes!

If you want a necklace that will last for years and never lose its shine, you should choose sterling silver, instead of wasting your time and money on fake knickknacks. Its value may even increase over time!

Many jewelers might try to pass off fake silver for the real deal, but don’t be duped. You should be careful about silver plated jewelry. Those pieces may look and feel just like silver, but once they start tarnishing and flaking, you’ll end up with nothing but disappointment.

Truth be told, there is nothing worse than finding that perfect silver bracelet and discovering you’ve been tricked into thinking it was silver only after it starts to blacken and flake! So, here are some quick tests you can do to check if what you have, or what you’re buying is pure 925 sterling silver.

How to identify sterling silver 925?

If you’re anything like me and want to know exactly what material your jewelry is made of, you can use several techniques to identify the real 925 sterling silver.

  1. It will always have marks

This one’s easy because real sterling silver will always have a mark (STER, STG, SS, Sterl, 925, or sterling silver) in a fairly hidden place. If you can’t find any markings on your jewelry, be wary of it – it might not be a quality piece.

  1. Real 925 sterling silver shouldn’t smell

The easiest and quickest test you can do is the smell test. If your sterling silver is real, it should be odorless. If, however, it does smell, it means there’s too much copper in it and your jewelry, while pretty, is likely fake.

  1.  Magnets have no effect on it

Another easy way to see if your jewelry is made of pure 925 sterling silver is to use a magnet. A magnet should not have any effect on silver. Just like gold and platinum, real silver will not budge when you hover a magnet near it. If your jewelry reacts to a magnet, it’s sadly not real.

  1. No black marks on a soft white cloth

What you need for this test is only a soft white cloth. Rub the jewelry with it, and if, once you’re done, you find black marks on the cloth, you can be sure the silver is real. This sounds weird, I know – who’d want your silver to stain?! Well, this happens only because air exposure causes real sterling silver to oxidize and that is the reason behind the black marks on your cloth.

Hopefully, you’ve found all the necessary information about sterling silver in this blog. We hate to see anyone disappointed with the quality of their jewelry, so that’s why at Pink Camel we use only real sterling silver. Check out our store – we are sure you’ll find something to fall in love with!

XOXO DeeDee

cultured opal vs pure opal

Cultured Opal (Opalite) vs. Pure Opal

Ever wondered what the difference is between cultured opal and pure opal? Well, cultured opals are beautifully synthetic and pure opals are all natural. The differences between cultured and pure opals can usually only be distinguished by a certified gemologist. Cultured opals, often referred to as opalite, are created in laboratories. Pure opals that occur in nature take many years to develop. Mines of natural opals are found across the globe. In the Southwest United States, there are naturally occurring opal fields that are mined. The artisans of Pink Camel Boutique, along with the owner DeeDee Hawash, are producing handcrafted one of a kind pieces with beautiful, naturally sourced opal inlays; they also have opalite jewelry.

Romance of the Opal

The Opal, birthstone for all those born in the month of October, has enchanted people since the middle ages. Romans believed an Opal to be most powerful because it contained a multitude of colors; as if all gemstones were combined into one powerful stone. A novel, Anne of Geirstein, written by Sir Walter Scott and published in 1829, damaged the opal’s reputation by associating it with bad luck or even death. Many Americans believe it is bad luck to wear an opal if it is not your birthstone. However, in the 21st century, modern women are setting aside superstitions and the Opal is growing in popularity.

Cultured Opal vs. Pure Opal: How are they created and how to spot one?

When considering an investment in fine opal jewelry, there are a few basic facts. Opals come in differing forms. They do not all have the same color like most gemstones. Many people want to understand how opals are created naturally. Silica is a key factor because a natural opal’s silica is what creates the vibrant colors. Some opals are colorless. Most, have a core blue coloring with shades of yellows, oranges, greens, browns, reds, and blacks flowing through them. The spectacular uniqueness of each opal makes them highly sought after gems.

To spot a natural opal, pure opal, it will be slightly transparent and have a body tone that is white. Being able to spot natural opals by eye is not easy. The best way to know what you are purchasing is to have it examined by a certified expert gemologist. Opals have two different types that occur in nature. When found in nature, an opal is classified as either a precious opal or a common opal.

Naturally Forming Opals Found

Opals can be found in many locations across the globe. The main sources of the natural opals in North America are from either Mexico or Virgin Valley, NV; these two areas are known globally for the quality of opals that can be found naturally occurring. Australia and Ethiopia are the other two main areas with large naturally occurring opal fields. Brazil and Idaho also have opal fields with naturally occurring opals. Miners seek out these spots through the assistance of geologists and high technology in order to bring high-quality precious stones to market.

The naturally occurring opals across the globe vary and are known by differing names. In Australia, the world’s largest opal producer, they have a small opal field that produces Andamooka opals. The most well-known opals are Black Opals. Black opals come mainly from Australia and have a dark body color with brilliant sparkling colors. Dark opals are actually a different category than black opals because they are not dark enough to be considered black opals they are called “semi-black” or Dark Opal. White Fire Opals are the traditional version of opal people imagine; white in color with beautiful milky tones of brilliant blues, pinks, greens, and other colors.

Opalite Man-made Opal vs. Nature’s Opal Creation

An Opalite is simply a fancy word for a man-made opal. An opalite is actually glass so there will be a few signs when examining a stone to see if it’s man-made. First, if you see anything resembling a bubble it’s clearly an opalite. Second, using a light and dark background you can check to see how it’s appearance might change. A dark background will give away an opalite by making it appear blue. A light background gives away the opalite by giving the appearance of pink, milky white, or possibly an orangish color.

It is the silicon dioxide that helps a pure opal to form deep within the earth. Water runs through the sandstone taking the silica and depositing it. The water evaporates, the water returns, and the process repeats. Over many years this natural process creates what we call a Pure Opal.

However, while we understand opals to some degree it is important to note that research is still pursuing answers. There are still many questions about the chemical conditions that create natural opals and as scientists study some believe microbes or acidic conditions may impact the creation of opals. However they come to be, Opals are enchanting birthstones.

Just the Facts

Cultured and Simulated Opals are both lab created. While a cultured, lab created opal, will be identical to a natural opal, a simulated opal won’t have identical chemical and physical properties. A mosaic opal comes from chips left over after an opal is cut. Then, there’s opal’s called doublets or triplets because they are partially real and partially man-made through layering. Pink Camel Boutique is proud to bring you the highest quality cultured opal in many of our inlay pieces.

At Pink Camel Boutique, you can always find handcrafted designs of sterling silver jewelry that include brilliant colors of cultured opal inlay combined with many other gemstones like turquoise and black jade. The variety of artists who use cultured opals to create brilliant opal inlay jewelry are unique to the Southwest United States. The artists who display their Southwestern jewelry at the Pink Camel Boutique invite you to come to see the newest pieces and be sure to check out our cultured Opal!

XOXO DeeDee

turquoise mines of the southwest pendant

The turquoise mines of the southwest

Hi, all! Today, I’ll tell you a secret – you can find out where your Turquoise came from just by looking at it! This is because of Turquoise mines – every mine produces a unique stone. This way, you can find out if your turquoise necklace came from Arizona, Nevada, or one of the turquoise mines of the Southwest. I want to tell you all about them and the fantastic stones they produce.

So, let’s get to it!

Turquoise Mines in Arizona

The Bisbee Mine

Bisbee Turquoise was one of the first on the market under its registered name “Bisbee Blue.” This mine, also called the “Lavender Pit,” provided Turquoise that is of a high blue color, hard, gently webbed, and with a soothing, chocolate brown matrix. Aside from the more “traditional” blue, the Turquoise mind from Bisbee was also green! Closed in the 1970s, stones from this mine are very hard to find – they’re mostly sold and bought by collectors.

The Castle Dome Turquoise Mine

Sadly, this mine has been closed since the 1970s. The area has since been reclaimed – the hole’s been filled, and the soil is again a home for many native plants and grasses. Nature always wins!

Turquoise from Castle Dome is of an otherworldly blue color, and with a light brown to the gold matrix. The most unique aspect of this stone is the presence of a honey brown crust before it is cut.

Gleeson or Courtland Turquoise

Discovered in the 1890s, the Gleeson mine boomed with the production of turquoise, silver, gold, and copper. Story has it that even Tiffany and Co. bought up the turquoise mines in Gleeson, which tells you something about how gorgeous and valuable these stone were!

Ithaca Peak

Just above the Kingman mine, in northwestern Arizona, is where you can find the Ithaca Peak mine. Turquoise mined there is of a clear sky blue color, with a pyrite matrix. It’s pretty rare, however, to get one of these stones, since production is more focused on Turquoise Mountain and Kingman Turquoise.

The Kingman Turquoise Mine

The largest Turquoise mine in the whole of North America is right in our backyard – northwestern Arizona! The stones coming from the Kingman mine are of a blue color, a ‘high blue,’ with a black matrix. The stones are found in nuggets, and of an exceptional quality. This is why most of the Turquoise jewelry you see around today can be traced back to this mine, in our very own Arizona.

Morenci Turquoise

Morenci Turquoise mine

The stones from Southeastern Arizona found and produced in the Morenci mine are something truly special. With colors ranging from a high to light blue (rarely in a dark blue), come with a matrix of irregular black pyrite. After polishing, the pyrite looks almost identical to silver! Matrix patterns in Morenci Turquoise can also come in Birdseye or Water Web, and the matrix itself can also be made from quartz.

The Sleeping Beauty Mine

Not too far from Globe, Arizona is a hill that looks like a woman asleep. This is how the mine and the stone got their name – The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. A solid, light blue colored stone with no matrix or webbing has been a favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for decades. With its robin’s egg blue, a strong resemblance to Persian Turquoise, and an out of this world quality, the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is both of the highest value and the most popular choice of Turquoise stone today (and it’s also my favorite of them all!).

Turquoise Mountain

Located in northwestern Arizona near the Kingman mine, Turquoise Mountain produces stones of a light to the high blue color whose matrix can be both webbed or non-webbed. A Birdseye matrix, common among these stones, is one that shows areas of light blue rimmed with a darker blue matrix – so it really does look like an eye of a bird! Another absolutely beautiful detail about the Turquoise from this mine is that the stone can exhibit a whole range of color in just one piece, from a pale blue to a (surprising) lime green.

Turquoise Mines in Colorado

Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek coloradoOriginally a by-product of gold mining, Turquoise from the Cripple Creek mine in Teller County has become a little more common than before. It’s still mined by a group called the Bad Boys of Cripple Creek. The stones found here are mostly greenish in color, though they can also be from a light to dark blue, with a brown matrix. The amazing thing about Turquoise from Cripple Creek is that sometimes, though not too often, you can find natural Gold Ore in it!

Manassa Turquoise

Historically called the Lickskillet Turquoise Mine, the Manassa turquoise is still in production, though it is sometimes referred to as “Kings Manassa” (this is because it had been in the King family up until 2010). These stones can range from a blue-green to green color, with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix. It’s believed that the first people to mine this location were the Anasazi people!

Villa Grove Turquoise Mine

This mine is sadly forever closed – it’s covered by a small lake created by a diverted creek. Turquoise from Villa Grove is of a deep blue, similar to the Bisbee stones. The main difference between the two is the matrix – Villa Grove has a gold or black matrix color, and can even feature dendrites and a fine, spider-web matrix. It’s amazingly rare, but also jaw-droppingly beautiful!

Turquoise Mines in Nevada

Ajax Turquoise Mine

Located just south of Reno, this small mine is no longer active. Turquoise that had once been produced in Ajax is of a light blue color with darker blue veins, though it can also be predominantly of a dark green color with light blue areas. The most striking detail about the Ajax Turquoise is that the mine often produces bi-color nuggets. So a stone can have not only a light blue, but a very dark green within it! This can look striking, as though you molded two different stones together, or it can be more subtle, like the confluence of two differently colored rivers.

Black Diamond Nevada Turquoise Mine

Some call this stone the classic American Turquoise look. The Black Diamond mine produces a dark blue Turquoise with a black matrix of dendrites and a triangle-shaped black chert. It can also be a dark blue with a smoky black matrix, or one blue color can swirl into two darker blues – stunning!

Carico Lake Turquoise

This mine is located in a dried up lake bed in Lander County, Nevada. Turquoise produced here is mainly light blue with a light brown or sometimes black spiderweb matrix. Lime Turquoise also comes from this lake – a clear, spring green color makes it dazzling. The Carico Lake Turquoise can also be of a dark blue-green color with a black or brown spiderweb matrix.

Cortez A.K.A. Fox Turquoise Mine

Despite being known to local Native Americans for centuries previously, the first ‘official’ claim to this location was filed in 1914. The Fox Turquoise mine was one of the most productive mines in Nevada; today, it’s no longer active. The stones mined here are in a multitude of shades of blue and green, with both often in the same stone.

Turquoise Mines in New Mexico

The Cerrillos Turquoise Mines

Cerrillos Turquoise MinesLong before the Europeans, the Cerrillos was mined by the people of the Pueblos in the area. The stones from these mines used to be “Tiffany Turquoise” because of their color – sadly, that kind of stone is no longer mined, but only found among private individuals. Today, the mined Turquoise color is mostly green, ranging from jade to pale seafoam, with a flecked matrix in gray and black. The matrix can range from little to none, with lines and rivulets of webbing.

Hachita Turquoise Mine

The mining at Hachita goes way back to pre-history and all the way to 1905. That’s why it’s so rare to see today, and you may have seen it only in vintage pieces. It used to be that these stones were of a wide range of colors and matrixes, from a sky blue to a deep green. Today, it ranges from teal to a light seafoam color with a relatively little matrix.

The Tyrone Mine

Sadly, no Turquoise is mined in Tyrone anymore. You can, however, recognize these stones by their deep shades of blue, green, and teal. There is not much matrix, though when there, it can look black in natural light. It’s a beautiful rarity, today mostly found among collectors or jewelers who release their own holdings.

There you have it – all the Turquoise mines of the Southwest! There are so many of them, and each has its very own unique Turquoise.

We carry almost as many types of Turquoise, and I’m sure you’ll find the one that’s just screaming your name! Check out our store, and pick a piece of jewelry to brighten your day!

XOXO DeeDee