16" Mixed Sized Demale Turquoise Cabs Necklace
This necklace was originally mined and handcut in the 1970s by the mine owner of Damele, Tony Cotner. This came from his late collection. This necklace features 18 gem grade top of the top grade Damele clam fossile nuggets. They are all natural, handcut and polished by Tony, the mine owner.
The Damele mine is located outside of Austin Nevada. A miner name Benny Damele discovered the Damele mine in the 1970's. Around the mine there are nearby mines such as the Dry Creek mine and the Godber mine. Miner Clyde Wright acquired the mine before the Cotners. Wright mined and operated the mine for almost 20 years. Wright sold the mine to Tony Cotner (died early 2016). Tony was a passionate lapidarist and miner, and he brought the mine to its prime in the 21st century when high end jewelry makers began to use this material in their designs. Since Tony's pass, this mine is not longer mined nor active. His sisters has inherited the mine and kept little material in his late collection. The damele material consist turquoise, variscite and faustite Damele and is highly collectible. The damele is a quite hard and with high density. Unlike regular turquoise, the damele can be brought to high polish with less polishing effort. The color ranges from yellow, gold, lime green, dark green and gray with earthy brown matrix and spiderweb.
We choose every piece of jewelry based on the value of the stone. Unlike most of the Turquoise on the market, the stone has to be high quality (not stabilized, not color treated and not reconstituted).
We also love jewelry with unique character and great craftsmanship. What this means is that you are getting jewelry that is a showstopper and not to mention a great investment.
16" in length
14-30mm rough polished stones
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