||We started our
first trading company in 1969. From that time
to the present our
enjoyment of turquoise has never ended.
Today we own three turquoise mines in Nevada and
offer here the finest natural turquoise
cabochons and hand-cut beads available
for the jeweler and the collector.
The rough turquoise that is used to cut our cabs
and beads comes directly from the turquoise mines
that are still in operation today. All 100%
natural and free of any treatments. The
Fox, Darling Darlene, Drycreek, Godber-Burnham,
Easter Blue, Morenci, Number 8, Pilot Mountain/Montezuma,
Royston and Stone Mountain all come directly from
past or present mine owners. The Persian is from
a turquoise collection from the 1960’s and
the Tibetan cabs are cut from antique turquoise
beads over 200 years old. Many of the other cabs
come from some of the finest collections of the
last 100 years. We sell only the finest all
natural, high-grade turquoise stones
Although chemically just a hydrated phosphate
of copper and aluminum, turquoise with its beautiful
range of blue-green colors has stirred a passion
in people of different cultures for centuries.
Turquoise has been found in Egyptian tombs, it
has been used in early Persia (Iran), Tibet and
China. In our own Southwest, turquoise mines have
been worked by Native Americans long before the
birth of Christ. Turquoise with its many colors
and varieties is considered one of the finest
gemstones and like the people who wear it each
piece is just as individual.
This is only a small offering of what is available.
If you have any questions about a certain cabochon
or bead please send us an