Meet the Turquoise Collector Ring! Handcrafted just for you in sterling silver, this ring holds your choice of natural turquoise gemstones.
Turquoise is mined throughout the American southwest, and comes in a wide variety of colors. Each mine where turquoise is found produces a unique color and matrix combination. The veins in turquoise, referred to as the matrix, make every piece special and one of a kind.
Pick your own special stone for the Turquoise Collector Ring! Stones currently available for this ring are from the Campitos, Kingman, Fox, and Royston mines. Read a little about each one below!
Royston Turquoise::: Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. It is known for its beautiful colors ranging from deep green to rich, light blues set off by a heavy brown matrix or a golden brown matrix. Some stones even have a rare blue to green fade in one rock or cabochon.
Campitos Turquoise::: Campitos Turquoise is mined from Campitos Mountain outside of Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. It is known for its brilliant blue color, and often contains traces of pyrite, which gives it an extra luster and sparkle. This area has been mined for turquoise since ancient times.
Kingman Turquoise::: Kingman Turquoise is mined in the Acerbate Mountains in Arizona. It is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. Kingman was mined by prehistoric Native American tribes dating back over a thousand years. Kingman turquoise has various colors of matrix, from a white 'water webbing', to golden brown, and even a dark black.
Fox Turquoise::: The Fox Turquoise mine is in Lander County, Nevada. It can be found in various shades of green and blue with both often occurring in the same stone, and is one of the harder varieties of turquoise. Matrix found in Fox Turquoise is usually a soft water webbed matrix.