A treasure from the Cerrillos hills, 20 miles southwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The sage green shades touched with mossy green and infused with golden sienna matrix are a rich, yet gentle, delight in this three-stone treasure.
By Rosella Sandoval.
Overall Pendant Size- 9/16″w x 3 1/8″h
Stone Size- 12×13 mm, 9×15 mm, 12×22 mm
The Cerrilos Turquoise Mines are in New Mexico, about ten miles south of Santa Fe. Native American miners worked the deposit for hundreds of years. Over 200 dig sites have been located. This turquoise is green due to the minerals in the soil, and takes a good shine because it is very hard.