Hi ~ I’m new here and this is my first post. So happy to have found this turquoise forum. I purchased this ring several years ago. It’s large, well-made, and has a nice heft to it. It’s stamped “sterling” and signed “Gabby” in script. Online research indicates the maker could be Gabriel Jurado who is listed as a Mexican silversmith on that web site. Do y’all think this could be Dry Creek turquoise? All comments/thoughts are appreciated. Thank you for your help!
I can’t help you with the artist, but it is a lovely stone. I don’t think it’s Dry Creek; it doesn’t look pale enough for that. But there are others on here that own Dry Creek turquoise and will know more about it than I do.
Thanks for your response. This stone has always puzzled me. Even if it’s not Dry Creek (or even turquoise), I’d be ok with that. It’s an interesting looking stone.
The script “Gabby” looks correct based on what I could find, and at brutal prices.
I appreciate your reply. I haven’t come across another turquoise ring with that signature on it. I had searched the “Art-Amerdien.com” website for the signature & found it there. Glad to hear that someone else thinks it looks correct.
Nice ring. Gabby is Mexican. I have a cuff bracelet with the same signature. The stone does not look like Dry Creek. The swirling and color of the matrix are wrong for that but it is a good looking ring.
I was waiting for you to jump in, Islandmomma! I’m thinking you have some really nice Dry Creek.
Thank you for your input! The mystery of the stone continues, lol. (Update to my prior post: the hallmark web site is “https://www.art-amerindien.com”.
IMHO it looks a bit like African turquoise.
Should I be really obnoxious and post some? Or would it be educational?
Hmm, I haven’t heard of African turquoise before. I’ll check into that. Thanks!
Not obnoxious, it would be educational for me. I’d appreciate that, thx.
Its always good to see confirmed rock from a source @Islandmomma .
I believe that the squash blossom stones may have been dug a little earlier than the others. Those came from the mine owned by Stan Mastrada, that I think was called valley blue.
Oh, my!! Your squash blossom necklace & other jewelry is stunning! I can definitely see a difference between your Dry Creek turquoise & the stone in my ring. I agree, my ring isn’t Dry Creek turquoise. Thanks so much for posting these beauties.
My reply was to you, Islandmomma, but I don’t think I chose the correct reply button to show that. This is my first time on any online forum and I’m learning the ropes as I go.
Don’t worry about that. I’m one of the ones that reads all the comments. Also, I did the same thing when I first started on here. And I had a heckuva time with pictures also. It’s a good group and everybody’s willing to help. Thank you for the wonderful compliment about my Dry Creek
And I just did the same exact thing, and replied without replying to you. Oh well now you know how to go look. Lol.
Yay! Glad you posted them @Islandmomma, my memory was right.
My understanding is that African turquoise is not actually turquoise; it’s a type of jasper. Here’s a link.
Could be this, but I still think it looks kind of like some kind of turquoise. But