Vintage large blue turquoise nugget and coral necklace.
The large center focal beads are separated by stamped sterling beads
and small blue discs.
The graduated blue nuggets continue separated by red coral tube beads.
and finishes with matching blue heishi turquoise.
Ending in a coral bead and a small simple hook closure.
FULL DISCLOSURE: The ends at the hooks have 2 crimps. There are no crimp covers which is normal
for this style. I left it as it. Personally, I prefer crimp cover beads to keep them from being scratchy on
the neck. I can add them if you like but left as buyer choice.
This beaded turquoise nugget necklace is a vintage piece with no markings.
It is difficult to give up. These generally end up in our private collection.
Finding turquoise beads this size is difficult today.
Due to the rising cost of turquoise, an 18" strand of 8mm chips will run from $0 - $200 a strand depending on the
mine they came from.
I do not know what mine they are from. But they are fantastic, Turquoise from the battle Mountain area
have these shades and matrix. But without knowing the maker, there is no way to know.
Hang length: 24".
Stamped sterling beads: 11mm.
Turquoise nuggets: from 22x34mm to 9x12mm.
heishi beads: 4mm.
Coral beads: 6mm.
Weight: 94 grams.
1-2 business days
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We are happy to create something for you. We have an extensive collection Vintage American turquoise from mines such as, Kingman, Royston, Morenci, Bisbee, Ithica Peak, Stormy Mountain, Number8, Damele. And my favorite, Sonora Sunrise. We work mainly with Sterling but are open to new things. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the stone and design you are interested in. You may custom chose your turquoise.
Most jewelry can be customized in some ways. New pieces can be designed and made per your size needs. Please contact us with any questions.
All Turquoise and most semi precious stones should be kept dry and not stored in sunny places. Natural untreated Stones can change color due to chemical exposure such as shamoo, soap, lotions ect. so make a habbit of removing your jewelry before using these things. Exposure to excessive heat and sunlight can cause fading so try not to store your stones in the sunlight.
Most American turquoise is backed, this is for the protection of the stone, it gives it a little impact resistance, rings and bracelets do take alot of bumping around. Some stones we will only set in Pendants as they do not take the abuse rings and bracelets sometimes see. There are many sterling cleaners on the market, we would be more than happy to polish for you.
Jewelry items are packed in jewelry boxing and ready to gift. Gift wrapping is available at an additional $4 charge. Just leave in the notes that it is a gift or send a message with your wishes and we will do our best to make it perfect.
Cabochons will be wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed securely for safe shipping.