American Turquoise is usually defined by where it is mined, such as Kingman or Sleeping Beauty. Chinese, or, Hubei Turquoise has historically been referred to as simply, “Chinese Turquoise” even though it comes from many different locations.
For over 2000 years Turquoise has been mined in China and is used in many carvings and works of art dating back to the earliest dynasties.
Hubei turquoise spans the range of the color spectrum from deep greens to dark blues and even yellow.
But, the best of the bunch, and the most sought after by collectors is dark blue with intricate spider-webbing.
Here is Ricky to talk more about the exquisite Hubei Turquoise from Dakota Stones!