I’d love to see more Spiderweb turquoise

OMG @chicfarmer, fabulous turquoise, especially the raised cab in the middle! I love the bracelet. That is some of the darkest Lone Mountain I’ve seen, just plain yummy! And looks like a great setting! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pieces!

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Thank you so much. I should take an indoor pic of the bracelet to dramatize how dark those stones really read. And very much on the matte side in their polish.

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Oh my, your bracelet is soooo beautiful :heart::heart::heart:

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@TaraFawn75 Thank you kindly. It was a fairly early buy, well before I had an expansive knowledge base, but the look was so unusual it just had to come home. :yum:

I’ll share another piece once the lighting permits.

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Tara, is this possibly #8? Can only imagine how striking it is in person.

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I’m in love with that bracelet. I wish I had stumbled into stuff that fabulous when I was new to collecting.

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OO, thank you. :slightly_smiling_face:This was a piece from my very first dealer-mentor in NA jewelry, a woman who was a regular at a great area antiques show. We had lots of chats that were invaluable in pointing me in good directions.

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I’ve shared these on the forum before but I’ll share them again here as they fit the category:

Number 8 ring:

And Aaron Anderson tufa cast cuff with Godber-Burnham turquoise:

And here are two cabs I have:


Apache Blue on the left and Number 8 on the right. Sorry, not the greatest indoor lighting. The goal is to have something made with these eventually.

And lastly, here is a ring that I’ve been kicking myself for not buying ever since the moment it got away:

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@OrbitOrange I’ve said it before, but that Aaron Anderson cuff is ridiculously nice.

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Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL stuff, thank you all for sharing. Now I want to go shop…since I generally don’t buy jewelry online (just me - I want to hold it and try it on), and won’t get out west for awhile, I’ll have to get myself to the Eiteljorg in Indy soon!

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I posted this bracelet back in 2017. I think it deserves a repost

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Definitely! Even though I went back through a LOT of old posts before I joined the forum, I don’t remember this cuff. Gorgeous. Do you have any idea on the turquoise?

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I was wondering that as well!

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@OrbitOrange yeah, I would have kicked myself good for passing up that ring! Your ring and bracelet are killer pieces! Interesting about the variety of Godbur-Burnham-Dry Creek turquoise. I have a light blue Dry Creek piece which I love, then acouple Burnham rings that have the deep blue turquoise with black mottling. I bought some Godbur cabs in Austin NV that are greenish with minimal, if any matrix. And I’ve seen deep blue Godbur-Burnham spiderweb. Are different areas of the mine called different names or is turquoise labeled differently depending on the color, etc?
This is a Burnham ring I purchased 25+ years ago:

This little Burnham ring I purchases 2 hrs ago at the Heard Show:

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@Currada I am rarely jealous, but l can feel myself turning green with envy! That is such a great spiderweb bracelet! It would be great to know the turquoise, but regardless it’s a special piece!

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I passed on a bracelet today-the patina was just…wrong somehow. like it had been dribbled on? metal work was nothing special either.
but the stone,say 1 1/2 X 2in, could have been a littermate to currada’s.

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Another special one. This is dark Number 8, a type rarely seen. Five large stones, clearly the “story” in this cast bracelet (sorry for the light bounce).


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Wow, that is some of the prettiest and most different looking #8 I have ever seen. Killer!

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Well, I didn’t exactly pass it up as much as not jump on it quick enough. It sold in a flash. I love your Godberg rings, especially to top one! It is interesting the variety a mine can produce. I’ve never quite understood the relationship between Godber-Burnham and Dry Creek. As far as I can tell they are very close to each other and can sometimes have a similar look, but I am not completely sure that they are not different names for the same mine, or that Dry Creek isn’t a specific area/look of the Godber mine.

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swoooon it’s like stars in the night sky, or a nebula - i could stare at that for days. absolutely gorgeous.

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