Thursday, April 10, 2008

RARE Gem Grade Bisbee Turquoise

Mark's Brother visited us this weekend and tantalized us with this Gem Grade Bisbee Turquoise. This World Famous Bisbee, AZ Turquoise - one of the most sought after Turquoises in the world - was dug out of a vein in the pit approximately 45 years ago. The miner who found it has passed away and his family would like to remain anonymous for security issues because they have more turquoise on hand. This is probably one of the finest examples of Gem Grade Bisbee Turquoise - extant. Even though it could yield 1000-1500 finished carats they both feel it would be wrong to cut it. The value that is inherent in the stone will always be there. The specimen itself measures 11" in circumference at its fattest part and 12" in circumference on its long part. 4 - 3/8" H x 3 - 15/16" D x 2 - 3/4"W. It weighs 901 gms. The color in these pictures is 98% accurate. If you know anyone that may be interested in this collector's item I can provide a price upon request. Thank you Bruce for coming by and showing us this beautiful museum grade Bisbee Turquoise - we'll probably never see anything else like it again in our lifetime

1 comment:

Creative Stash said...

These stones are stunning