Beautiful Sterling Silver 3-Stone White Buffalo Pendant with Navajo Beads
This stamped overaly Sterling Silver necklace features 3 rectangular White Buffalo stoned pendant on a 24" long medium Navajo Bead chain
There are various kinds of "white turquoise" out on the market, because usually turquoise mines product different colors of turquoise from deep blue to light blue, to white chalky turquoise. Usually the white turquoise from a turquoise mine is considered chalk turquoise, and miners would not consider them valuable stones. In recent years, the owner of the Royston mine has discovered a new mine near Tonopah, NV and he named it the "white buffalo". This stone has a really high hardness, and he brought it to the Southwestern jewelers. Soon after, the white buffalo became one of the most popular stones in Southwest Silver Jewelry. The reason why the white buffalo is sometimes referred to as white turquoise, is because it cuts and polishes just like turquoise and it is found near turquoise veins, however it is not turquoise. This is just like many people call variscite turquoise, but variscite is in fact not turquoise. White buffalo is popular due to its distinctive clean appearance of color pale white and pitch black matrix. Two mines that look very similar to the white buffalo are the Dry Creek and Sacred Buffalo mine.
Bobby Johnson is longtime Navajo silversmith. He was born in Church Rock, New Mexico. He learned the tricks of the trade from his brothers and sisters who were master silversmiths. He began to silversmith in the early 1970's and his passion for the craft has led him to create amazing jewelry throughout the years.
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.
chain measures 24" in length, pendant measures 3-1/2" in length
largest stone measures 1-1/4" x 2/3"
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We will ship it out to you nicely packaged within 1 business day via USPS. All packages are insured.
We want you to enjoy your Toqos jewelry. In case you are not satisfied with your item, you can return it within 14 days. All we ask for is that you send it back in perfect condition within that time frame.
Kindly note that we unfortunately cannot process international returns & exchanges at this time: all international sales are final.
If you're unsure about caring of your jewelry, wonder if it's right for you or have any other questions.
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