Featured Chunky turquoise ID

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by J Dagger, Apr 21, 2024.

  1. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    I know trying to guess at turquoise mines is a fools errand but maybe country of origin can be hazarded? Maybe more, idk. Went to a sale with the best by far, and probably biggest NA jewelry collection I’ve seen. I wasn’t their day one so I didn’t get to see the squash blossoms. The best stuff was all gone by the time I was there end of day two and again end of day three. I did pickup two chunky turquoise pieces though. Probably NA but no identifying marks. Both handmade. One is broken or unfinished. Guessing a buckle but maybe a brooch. Im thinking I’ll have a jeweler throw a loop on it and make it a pendant. That will be the cheapest and easiest way to add value I think. I paid more than I usually would but after driving all the way there I felt the need to buy a few things. Most stuff was priced too high to make much on. Anywho, anyone care to take a stab at origin?

    The broken/unfinished piece is such a neat looking turquoise specimen that I feel like it could be marketed as a Chinese viewing stone type piece. B3DC668C-4A52-4143-BB78-43D99E319AFD.jpeg 7E6D7BC7-4B86-47E1-9246-17FD2827D8E9.jpeg 2FCD7D88-B799-4CF8-AE3D-99ACD310ED33.jpeg C7F35FB6-A1F9-4FC6-B4A2-C600727A4063.jpeg 8D3F0360-71AD-41A5-B319-2EE292EBD731.jpeg 17506E79-FBBA-40A5-A8ED-E02A2B3AC797.jpeg
  2. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Maybe a slide for a bolo.
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  3. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    Hmm...are there still folks who go about in public with a bolo 'round their collar?
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  4. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Yes,many in Texas.
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  5. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Very well could be! Had not crossed my mind.

    I recall fondly as a boy my pépère brought me back a bolo tie from Arizona. My great uncle brought me a pair of cowboy boots from there. I thought they were fantastic. I should still have the bolo somewhere at my parents. I haven’t seen it since I became knowledgeable about jewelry and whatnot. I’d bet it’s souvenir low quality but hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised when it pops up.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2024
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  6. NanaB

    NanaB Well-Known Member

    And Oklahoma. A few months ago I was OKC & saw a group of gentlemen wearing them, sitting in an ice cream parlor, eating ice cream sundaes, I was impressed I asked if I could photograph them, they were all willing with smiles.
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  7. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    We both wear them here in the SW US. I wear a Zuni sunface bolo as a lariat.
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  8. stracci

    stracci Well-Known Member

    They are the official neckwear of both Arizona and New Mexico! Hugely popular in US Southwest.
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  9. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    Plenty here in S CA. Many of our town’s events celebrate our western history. Our stables are always full. I’m off to volunteer at our local art museum. I’m not wearing a bolo but am wearing a Navajo concha belt, bracelets, necklace and earrings with leggings, a long jacket and Prada loafers…
  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Prada loafers................:hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
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  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    ya gotta be comfortable , with all that silver & Turq hanging off yer body !!!!!;):happy::happy:
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  12. reader

    reader Well-Known Member

    I do believe in mixing it up! No purist here!
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  13. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    I apologize for the sarcastic contempt in my comment.
    I'm duly chastened, an' will (probably) sin no more!
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  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    famous last words...! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:;)
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