The Kingman Mine is located in Mohave County in western Arizona. The matrix of most Kingman turquoise has produced some of the most stunning and unique nuggets of turquoise in the entire Southwest.
Because of this and the color, Kingman is one of the more expensive turquoise, and the most popular among top-shelf artists.
In Native American jewelry, turquoise is a stone that symbolizes protection, success and heath. With this necklace, beads of spiny oyster and lapis lazuli are spaced by heishi shell beads.
Handmade by Navajo artists on the Navajo Reservation, below the Lukachukai Mountains. The artists are self-taught, and incorporate traditional Navajo symbols and themes into each piece.