Kingman turquoise is mined in Kingman, Arizona and comes in a range of color and matrix patterns. The matrix is normally brownish. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in Mexico. Untreated turquoise is a fragile, porous stone with a tendency to undergo undesirable changes in color when exposed to light, perspiration, oils and detergents. Kingman turquoise in particular is very chalky and unworkable in its natural form. This turquoise has been stabilized by impregnating it with a resin or epoxy with saturates the pores and gives the stone a richer color. It also hardens the turquoise so that is workable for jewelry.
- Paw Print charms are inlayed with a polished Kingman Turquoise cabochon stones to enhance the beauty of these charms.
- Can be worn with matching Turquoise Paw stud earrings.
- Stones are glued in.
- Handmade in the USA from Recycled Sterling Silver and marked .925
- Dog lover jewelry makes a nice gift.
Turquoise Special Care: Do not expose to chlorine bleach or any other chemicals! Water immersion can break down the glue bond holding the turquoise to the setting.
Sterling Silver dog jewelry is copyrighted by Dazzling Paws Jewelry LLC. Any recreations of these designs will be prosecuted by law.