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What is Boulder Turquoise?

Boulder Turquoise, also known as Ribbon Turquoise, is characterized by beautiful ribbons or veins of turquoise meandering through its host (boulder) rock.

Polished Boulder Turquoise reflects, on a micro level, the intricate way turquoise is formed in nature. These ribbons or veins of turquoise form in the crevices and cracks of the host rock where minerals such as aluminum, copper & iron settle. It is actually these contaminating minerals that give turquoise its beautiful varied color. Where there is a predominance of copper mineral, then turquoise develops with more of a blue hue. When iron finds more of its way into the sediment then green turquoise hues are formed. Imagine extrapolating these beautiful boulder turquoise stones to a macro level and visualize a cross-section of a mountain where the crevices are filled with mineral sediment. Then, give it a bit of time and over millions of years, nature gifts us with beautiful ribbons (veins) of turquoise.

Turquoise cutters do exactly this. They preserve the vein of turquoise by cutting a cross-section of the boulder in which the turquoise ribbon is formed and then polish the face. This way you can appreciate the entire developmental process and wear a bit of the mountain.

So, Boulder Turquoise is a descriptive name that reflects the formation process of turquoise. Boulder or Ribbon Turquoise may originate from various turquoise mines, however, the Boulder Turquoise you will see often comes from Nevada turquoise mines and commonly Royston and Pilot Mountain turquoise mines.

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Boulder Turquoise Jewelry

Just as anything in nature, Ribbon Turquoise stones are unique. As with humans, every face is different (except for identical twins and you may achieve this by splitting a boulder in half for a pair of earrings). Hence, when you see a piece of Boulder Turquoise jewelry that speaks to your heart, acknowledge your desire, otherwise you will never see another alike.

Here at Turquoise de Luchia, we limit our Boulder Turquoise Jewelry collection to the finest Boulder Turquoise stones available. Shop our Boulder Turquoise earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and pendants with confidence, as you are purchasing quality Ribbon Turquoise stones and Native American Indian Jewelry.