AZ-Bronze Infused Purple Turquoise
PREMIUM. This stunning Purple Bronze Infused Turquoise bead hails from the Mineral Park Mine in the Cerbat Mountains of Arizona. The founding father of this mine was S.A. Chuck Colbaugh, and generations later, it remains a family-run business today.
S.A. Colbaugh discovered Hohokam hammers dating back to 600 AD and later; another discover unveiled Navajo hammers, other tools, charcoal and water-skins used in the process of cutting and polishing turquoise.
Turquoise is said to be one of the most spiritually powerful stones on the Earth. It is believed to be a carrier of positive energy, deflecting negative energy. Some people believe that it brings good fortune.
Released to The American Bead Collection for December 2013. Handcrafted by the artisans of Sunapee Graniteworks, NH.
APPROXIMATE BEAD SIZING:
(All Bead cores are sterling silver and are 4.37 mm, and are considered universal).
Sz A: 14mm Diameter
Sz B: 17mm Diameter (features a hand-stamped sterling silver cap)
Cask: 22mm Diameter
Marblettes: 16mm, 20mm
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING
- Due to fluctuations in inventory, some beads may take as many as 5 business days to ship out.
- Beads from Sunapee Graniteworks are created from natural stones; variation in size, color and patterning will occur.