Dry Creek Turquoise
Dry Creek Turquoise has become increasingly popular over the last few years.
This little ring is a size 4 3/4 and was made by Navajo Artist Thomas Valencia.
It's marked sterling and signed TJV
It's just over 1/2" tall by 7/16" at it's widest point.
weight: 4 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Dry Creek Turquoise is not treated or color enhanced. It is a creamy pastel-blue and blue-white turquoise. The gem grade material from this mine is very hard and available only in small quantities. Most Turquoise this light of a blue is chaulk and is too soft to cut. That is one of the main reasons that Dry Creek Turquoise is so valuable.
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 :)