Dry Creek Turquoise Pendant
This small, but mighty pendant will become your everyday staple! It is Navajo hand crafted by artist Linda Yazzie, out of genuine 925 sterling silver and a real Dry Creek Turquoise stone. The dainty sized stone is placed in a gorgeous, detailed hand cut bezel setting with twisted wire detail. Chain included. Stamped "L. Yazzie."
Dry Creek Turquoise is VERY RARE! Read more below.
Turquoise gets its color from heavy metals in the ground where it forms. Blue turquoise forms when there is copper present, which is the case with most Arizona turquoise. Green turquoise forms where iron is present, the case with most Nevada turquoise. "Dry Creek" turquoise forms where there are NO heavy metals present, which turns out to be a very unusual occurrence! The lack of any specific color consistency makes this stone distinctive and unique from other turquoises. To date, no other vein of this turquoise has been discovered ANYWHERE else in the world and when this current vein runs out, that will be the last of it! The stone can also be known as "Sacred Buffalo Turquoise" from the Dry Creek Mine. Sacred Buffalo Turquoise is sometimes also known as "White Turquoise," but is NOT to be confused with White Buffalo, aka Howlite. They are NOT the same. Howlite (White Buffalo) is a beautiful stone, but it is not turquoise. Do not be confused, or misled, into believing that Howlite is White Turquoise!
Dimensions: 7/8"L (including bail) x 1/2"W