This stunning hefty bracelet was created by Joe Piaso Jr. It features a
large bright blue Kingman turquoise stone set in a smooth bezel. There's
wonderful stamp work as well as twisted silver wire.
It's marked sterling, signed and hallmarked
It can be Carefully adjusted to fit
It has an inside of about 5 3/4" plus a gap of 1 1/8"
It's 1" tall in the front
The stone is 5/8" tall by 7/8" wide
Weight: 44.4 grams on my scale
placed a quarter there for scale.
The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America. The terms "Kingman" or "high blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone. It has become a color standard in the industry. The mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix. Natural Kingman is highly collectible. Some of the finest specimens of Kingman were mined in the 1960's. This was an intense blue with a black and silver matrix
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)