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!
Could be this shop mark:
Quoc Turquoise Inc.
It is! I see they use this design a lot! Thanks so much
No Problem. I hope you find out more about the charm.
Wow…that sodalite stone is beautiful. No idea why as I have never been drawn to sodalite before, but that’s a winner!
I think it is a Carolyn Pollack thing. She is not native american, but she does copy native american designs.
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.)
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?!
You giys are great— thanks again
Wow! That’s super cool to know
I have a Tibetan ring in my online shop that’s sodalite, and will take some pics of it under UV…
you will need a long wave UV light
365nm UV flashlight - https://www.fluorescents.com/products-convoy.html
Thanks Steve, now I have the answer I needed too. Didn’t know the difference in the UV waves.
The Maine Mineral and Gem Museum in town here has that! Thanks