Big, bold and handsome white buffalo'turquoise' necklace. Stacked, graduated, creamy white stones, hand cut and polished to a beautiful satin-y finish. Brown and black matrices in irregularly shaped stone slices. Softly beveled edges assure comfortable wearability.Tiny pen shell heishi spacers between stones and pen shell lead beads at the neck. The terms, "white buffalo turquoise" and "white turquoise" are best described as successful marketing terms created in the fairly recent past to respond to market interest in extending color palettes commonly seen in jewelry made by Native American artists and non-natives producing southwestern jewelry.
In fact, "white buffalo/white turquoise" are not turquoise at all. Such stones contains no copper or aluminum formations, natural elements that are key to turquoise stone coloration. Instead, "white buffalo" is Calcite that, ultimately, transforms into Dolomite or Aragonite.We understand that white buffalo stones in this necklace were mined in Tonapah, NV. At your earliest convenience, kindly alert us to your need to return the item(s). INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: We welcome international buyers! The item "NV WHITE BUFFALO'TURQUOISE' SLICES & PEN SHELL HEISHI NECKLACE NAVAJO/DINE" is in sale since Wednesday, August 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "smv85022" and is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.