Natural Bisbee turquoise of this grade was once fairly common on turquoise market places. It’s very pleasant blue hue and RED matrix are a perfect match on the color wheel. One gives life to the other. And the superior shine supports the hardness qualities of Bisbee natural turquoise.
Attached is a photo of Bisbee Lavendar Pit about the time this stone was mined. Eventually the pit reached depths of seven hundred feet and more!
From a private collection ca.1960. Backed and ready to set. About 26ct and over one inch in size. Gleaming natural polish. Mint condition.