Silver & White Buffalo Turquoise Navajo Necklace & Earring Sets

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Item Number: MAL2595298990

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Silver & White Buffalo Turquoise Navajo Necklace & Earring Sets

This gorgeous White Buffalo is mined in Tonopah, Nevada and is very rare and unique. White Buffalo is known for its unique colors and glossy shine. Colors varies from pure white to marbled gray or light brown. According to geologists, this is the only known deposit of this mix of minerals in the world. It comes out of the same location as the Black Hills Turquoise which is the most sought turquoise with its beautiful blue color and black spider web matrix. Sometimes called White Buffalo Turquoise or White Turquoise because of its characteristics of Turquoise comes from a unique formation of veins running white in color, hence the name White Buffalo, found near Tonopah, Nevada by famous Nevada prospector Lynn Otteson.

White Buffalo--also known as White Buffalo Turquoise, Wild horse and Crazy horse--is a gemstone that is mined in northern Nevada, and sometimes Utah. It was presumed to be turquoise and often sold as such; however; its classification is magnesite and alunite. It has been popularized as White Turquoise.  White Buffalo is often very striking -as it contains dark brown and black matrix. It is a hard stone; equivalent to turquoise. It is rated a 5-6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Stones will vary from piece to piece this piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones. These pieces of the necklace was made in Sterling Silver, White Buffalo with black Onyx inlay. This piece was handcrafted by Navajo Tribe and designed by artist Edson Yazzie. Approximate measurements: 20” long, 70 in grams

Dimensions: 20" long             

Weight (in grams):           

Hallmark/Signature: A.R Sterling

Measurements: 20"
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