O T hallmarked Charm?


Is this O T as Orville Tsosie? Or is that a Q?
Nice sodalite charm I got with a specific customer in mind, who is making a NA charm bracelet. I can’t seem to identify the maker for her, though! Your expertise is appreciated! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Could be this shop mark:
Quoc Turquoise Inc.
Albuquerque

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It is! I see they use this design a lot! Thanks so much :sunflower:

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No Problem. I hope you find out more about the charm.

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Wow…that sodalite stone is beautiful. No idea why as I have never been drawn to sodalite before, but that’s a winner!

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I think it is a Carolyn Pollack thing. She is not native american, but she does copy native american designs.

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Agree it’s QT for Quoc.

@Conni if you search the word Quoc on this forum you’ll find posts about it being a commercial company working in SW style. (The copyright symbol is a sign of a mass-market company versus an individual maker.)

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Thanks everyone! It is indeed Quoc. The design is one I found used in rings and earrings as well. And, yes, I have never really been a fan of sodalite until recently, either. Don’t know why— it’s very pretty! Maybe just the name?!:laughing:
You giys are great— thanks again :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Most sodalite will fluoresce orange under ultraviolet light,

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodalite

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Wow! That’s super cool to know :sunglasses:
I have a Tibetan ring in my online shop that’s sodalite, and will take some pics of it under UV…
Great tip :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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you will need a long wave UV light

365nm UV

365nm UV flashlight - https://www.fluorescents.com/products-convoy.html

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Thanks Steve, now I have the answer I needed too. Didn’t know the difference in the UV waves.

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The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in town here has that! Thanks :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: