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Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

Give yourself the test and take appropriate action. 

 

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

LOL you crack me up. @Kachina624 

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

BLUE!!!!

 

Don't think I want it from TV though.

 

Sure I could find some I could never afford 🤣

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

@Still Raining :  I love looking at NA jewelry on eBay and etsy.  If you see something you like, that's the exact piece you'll get.  I won't admit how much NA jewelry I have but several of my favorites came from those two places.

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers


@patbz wrote:

@Still Raining :  I love looking at NA jewelry on eBay and etsy.  If you see something you like, that's the exact piece you'll get.  I won't admit how much NA jewelry I have but several of my favorites came from those two places.



My older sister lived north of Santa Fe for over 40 years.  Oh the damage we did 😂. 

I discovered I need to see the stones.

 

I did find a cute basket for $8,000.  As if!

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

Ten or more years ago, I bought some real bargains in NA turquoise jewelry on eBay, and I got a couple of duds too.  Nowadays, you rarely see bargains, everything is overpriced and there's much junk.  Lots of dyed howlite and manufactured stones. 

 

I'd prefer to buy from a reputable dealer where I can be sure of what I'm getting.  Many of the larger dealers have silversmiths and can custom make a piece for you. 

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

banana looks more like blue lapis

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

Isn't there green turquoise?   I don't own or buy turquoise because I don't like cabochon jewelry.  But I read a novel set in Arizona and it did mention a valuable turquoise that was green.  

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers

@songbird   Turquoise comes in many shades of blue AND green. 

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Re: Eye Test for Turquoise Lovers


@Kachina624 wrote:

@songbird   Turquoise comes in many shades of blue AND green. 


The turquoise that was mentioned was by a designer that started with letter M.  Famous and the turquoise was rare with "zap" feature when you look at it (it was a bracelet) This was years ago & a library book, but I still remember it.  The character kept in in a safe.