Bisbee turquoise is unique and noted for its beautiful purple/chocolate matrix paired with intense, brilliant blue. Bisbee Blue is one of the rarest and most highly coveted forms of American turquoise. The mine stopped producing in 1974. This ring is approximately 1"? Inches long and just under 1"?
It is a US size 6 Fine condition. Unisex design suitable for men or women. From my collection of Bisbee turquoise. No marks but tested as sterling silver great addition to your collection?? In the heart of Arizona lies the renowned Lander Pit Mine in Bisbee, opened in 1879 and recognized for its exquisite turquoise deposits.Though the mine primarily focused on copper extraction, the extraordinary turquoise that emerged has garnered worldwide attention. The copper-rich soil in Bisbee gave birth to turquoise stones with deep blue hues, accompanied by a distinct matrix varying from chocolate to "smoky" shades. Artisans are particularly drawn to Bisbee turquoise due to its exceptional hardness and vibrant colors, making it perfect for crafting stunning jewelry and art pieces. The mine ceased operations in 1974, further elevating the desirability and collectibility of this rare turquoise. Today, Bisbee turquoise stands as a testament to the mine's rich history and Arizona's geological splendor, making it a prized possession for turquoise enthusiasts around the globe.