Hi Guys, I here a lot of talk about dyed stones so I thought I would put this out there. The thing about turquoise is its appeal. If you like it buy it, if it’s stabilized, color enhanced, from a ditch or from the lavender pit. Those only really matters to a collector. But if you like it…buy it. Yes I agree you don’t want to pay Morenci prices for Campitos pieces. But if it a good price, silver and all, go for it.
White inclusions are not always bad. Sometimes the hose rock is whitish. Sometimes it’s a bad dye job. here is some in a photo. The top stone good turquoise with a whitish host rock. Some I have cut have been whiter. The bottom one is cheap dyed howlite I bought on ebay from China. Yes I knew what I was buying when I bought it. (cheap and good for my students to practice with) Notice the borders of the contrasting colors. The fade to white shows where the dye failed to penetrate. The stone was then stabilized to add hardness and color fastness. Very seldom would someone try to pass died material that shows a BAD dye job as real turquoise. Hope this helps, Kyle Here is a second example of “good” turquoise with white host rock.