Are you wondering what
this lovely creamy powder
Dry Creek Turquoisewas an amazing discovery on the
Shoshone Indian Reservation in Nevada in 1993.
Turquoise is a rare
product of nature where an incalculable number of geologic events must
synchronize to create just one thin vein of turquoise.Dry Creek Turquoise is unique in its
appearance & color due to its relative absence of heavy metals and to date
there has been no other mining discovery.
The combination of heavy
metals in the earth where Turquoise forms is what gives Turquoise its range of
colors.For example, blue turquoise has
a combination of Copper + Aluminum heavy metals typically found in
Arizona.The combination of Iron +
Aluminum creates more of a green hue typical of Nevada turquoise.The relative absence of heavy metals is what
makes Dry Creek’s Turquoise such a lovely, soft, creamy, powder blue color.
The other wonderful thing
about Dry Creek Turquoise is that it is very hard.Most turquoise this light in color is called
chaulk and is too soft to cut into cabochons.Chaulk Turquoise must be treated or stabilized prior to cutting and
processing. Dry Creek Turquoise is considered to be a very hard rare American
Turquoise that does not require any further treatment.
Shop our collection of Dry Creek Turquoise jewelry crafted
by the Native American artisans. Dry Creek Turquoise is soft and lovely with a
creamy brown matrix unlike you have seen in most other turquoise jewelry.
Shoshone Indian Reservation where Dry Creek Turquoise was discovered, is not
known for jewelry creation so they trade their turquoise to the Navajo Indians
in Arizona and New Mexico where its made into Native American Turquoise