Turquoise has been revered since ancient times and yet it always finds itself back in fashion. The vibrant variety of colors found in Mojave turquoise are one of the most popular trends in the world of jewelry and fashion.
Turquoise has long been thought of as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman and has been called a “gemstone of the peoples.” The name turquoise is derived from an Old French word meaning “Turkish stone,” because the stone was introduced to Europe by Venitian traders who purchase turquoise at Turkish bazaars. These stones likely came from the Sinai Peninsula in Iran, an area that has been mining turquoise since 5000 BCE. The Persians called turquoise “firouze,” which means victorious. Turquoise is the national gemstone of Iran. Absolutely stunning and intriguing, Mojave turquoise is crafted through a process that uses a hydraulic press to assemble turquoise nuggets by introducing a bronze metal matrix throughout the brick of base turquoise. Once the turquoise is pressed or assembled, it is stabilized to harden the stone. This is the only product in today's market that features real Arizona turquoise and real metal matrix. This unique process was created by the Arizona Kingman Mine.
Mojave Turquoise is sourced from the famous Arizona Kingman Mine in the state of Arizona.