We thought this lovely Carico Lake Turquoise Necklace by Terry & Joe Reano deserved another moment of its own following its recent return from the @HeardMuseum
where it was on loan for the Beauty Speaks for Us Exhibition.
The necklace was purchased directly from Terry & Joe following its debut at the 75th Annual #SantaFe #IndianMarket
in August, 1996; it received first place honors in the Class I Jewelry Division. The accolades can be attributed to both the artistry of the piece, as well as the #turquoise
Turquoise Mine is located South of Battle Mountain in Lander County, #Nevada.
This mine produces turquoise in multiple shades of blues to beautiful greens. Carico Lake Turquoise has become very popular and highly collectible for its beautiful shades of a spring colored lime green running through a sea of light sky blue with golden brown spiderweb veining.
The mine also produces beautiful blue turquoise but is most known for its spectacular shades of lime green colored gemstones. This fabulous lime green coloration is actually caused by a close relative of turquoise called #faustite,
the combination of faustite and zinc associated with the turquoise creates one of the most beautiful coloration effects in American turquoise that has ever occurred in nature.
The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine also produces very rare psuedomorph clams that have been fossilized with turquoise which is very rare and very expensive.
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