Quick facts on Varieties of Turquoise for the Turquoise Junkies!
Below, I have executed some facts of types of Turquoise. There is also a full list below. Love at first site!
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Settled in the mines of Arizona, this stone is known as a Persian color and is one of the most desirable stones in the word. Displaying a vivid blue color, this sought after stone is rare and unique with no veining or webbing, the pure sky blue color, and is stable enough to use with out stabilizing.
Stabilized turquoise is quite famous and popular to jewelry makers and turquoise connoisseurs alike. Stabilizing of the stone is surrounded by myth and preference. Some buyers associate stabilization of the stone with dying, taking away from its virginity, and even considering it to be fake. In truth, stabilization doesn’t necessarily mean that the stone has been altered from its real state in anyway. This process allows for maintenance of color, protection, and durability. If you research stabilized turquoise you will see hundreds of websites debating stabilized vs. natural. Personally, I feel it is all preference of the lover of turquoise and how it makes you feel when you wear it.
Holding a mysterious and intriguing vibe, The White Buffalo originates from the mines of Nevada. This stone is so soft that the quality of the material makes it challenging and sometimes impossible for jewelers to work with. The need for the stone has rocketed due to the high demand of the unique, flashy, beautiful energy and style it possesses. The name, White Turquoise and the name, White Buffalo Turquoise, has created controversy for jewelers inspecting and manipulating the minerals of the stone. Regardless, it is nearly impossible not to stare at it!
Famous for its deep blue coloring collaborated with purple chocolate mixes, the Bisbee stone is among the most prized turquoise. The stone varies in color from light greens to dark blues. This stone is sold stabilized and un-stabilized, aka, natural. I prefer stabilized Bisbee which allows for display of rich and vibrant definition of the veins and coloring.