The Crystal Lion

2018-02-14T02:58:59
✨The turquoise is coming to the shop! ✨ . . Maybe it's because I'm a sagittarius sun, maybe it's because turquoise is just that badass, but I have never met a piece of this stone that I didn't love, including this gorgeous raw specimen from the Royston mine I met at the tucsongemshow (left). Did you know that virtually all turquoise is stabilized? Stabilization is a chemical process that hardens the stone with an epoxy resin. Without stabilization, turquoise would probably crumble in your hands. That said, a lot of turquoise is also DYED and you have to watch out for that stuff. Some is howlite dyed blue and called turquoise, other is turquoise that has been colored AND stabilized. Always ask if the piece's color has been enhanced. You want "stabilized but not dyed" turquoise. πŸ’™ . . Pretty incredible to see Royston turquoise before cutting and polishing (left) and after (right)! 😱 . . I have a very limited number of large turquoise tumbles coming to the shop soon! Be warned these are pricey. Truly natural turquoise is not cheap stuff. But it's worth it, aesthetically and metaphysically. πŸ’š . . turquoiseterritory turquoiseoverdiamonds natural raw rawcrystals gemsandminerals gemstones tucson gemshow authentic roystonturquoise crystals crystalsforsale crystalshop crystalmagic crystal crystalsofig instagood beautiful socool beforeandafter gorgeous green minerals astrology zodiac
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  • profile picture2018-02-14T03:16:09

    @littlelemuriagems knowledge is power. So is turquoise. πŸ˜‚

  • profile picture2018-02-14T03:55:13

    This is what I have been excited to see! Even if I cannot afford it. Turquoise is my favorite color and my favorite stone. I have an old American Indian ring that has a beautiful stone in it I bought years ago. I love American Indian jewelry! I am excited to see what you have brought back!

  • profile picture2018-02-14T04:22:28

    Love turquoise so much. I have Native American string of chunks. The color doesn't look dyed. It's soft and beautiful. The stringing broke many years ago and some of the chunks were lost. I restrung it so it's shorter now.

  • profile picture2018-02-14T14:04:49

    The only turquoise I have is a beautiful ring given to me by a friend (made by her, w a tiny sterling shrimp fork). I love it. I seriously feel, when I put it on, I am covered by this tough, protective mantle and that turquoise will fight for me! I wear it whenever I'm heading into any potentially negative situation.

  • profile picture2018-02-14T15:05:12

    I. Love. Turquoise. My grandparents both wore it always, and made some jewelry too which I cherish, imperfections and all. If only they hadn’t been chain smokers lol, a couple necklaces have a certain ... smell. Still trying to learn and understand turquoise better - any suggestions how to know more about the different mines, stabilization, etc.? Can not wait to see your goodies!

  • profile picture2018-02-14T15:13:13

    I love them in their natural form. I've never seen the raw turquoise before!

  • profile picture2018-02-19T16:08:05

    Oh wow!! Great job