My mom had a bit of a compulsive gambling addiction, and she acquired some turquoise-like pieces at the tribal casinos. I’m wondering if any of the rocks are real, block, other dyed stone, etc. She mostly played the slots in Dulce, NM, and Towaoc and Ignacio, CO. But also had fun losing her money in Oklahoma.
Greenish stone with no marking. It definitely feels like stone and the vein is natural and cracked.
Some nice pieces.
The turquoise in necklace reminds me of Ithica Peak. The mine is known for black and pyrite inclusions.
Oooh. Neato. I’ll see what I can find out about Ithica Peak. Thanks @fernwood!!!
Looks like she did better with the jewelry than gambling, all looks good to me.
LOL! So true. She was a terrible gambler.
Bell trading post was basically commissioned work to sell to tourists. the could be real the coral and onyx certainly are. That’s a fairly rare piece. and made for native Americans. you can clearly see the difference with the basic bare bones constitution and material. The green split shank seems to be more than likely royston. fairly common pattern and stone. Then there is the cuff bracelet with the birds feet. That is something special there. Beautiful work high quality stone. I’ve seen the stamp but I can’t remember where. I will look it up and get back with you. that bracelet and the turquoise beads necklace are interesting. if you decide to sell let me know. I’ll give you a fair market price
Thank you so much for the insight!!!