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My love of White Buffalo

Sacred white buffalo.  White buffalo turquoise.  This material goes by a few different names but it’s the same great rock.  Chemically it’s not a turquoise, it doesn’t have what makes it blue.  It’s closer to a magnesite.  But it forms in one place.  In Nevada.  Right next to turquoise.  In …

It’s not always Turquoise

I love cabbing turquoise.  But I love lots of others kinds of rock as well.  I’ve been cutting some really pretty material.  Here’s a pic of some lovelies from a recent batch. Crazy lace agate from Mexico.  Labradorite from Labrador.  Cave Creek Jasper from Arizona.  White Buffalo from Nevada.  And …

Some beautiful blues…

I am so grateful for the beautiful rock that I have the privilege of handling.  Sometimes when I pack up an order …

Sea Turtles and Turquoise

This sweet little sea turtle was a custom order for a nice lady who loves turtles. I was able to send her …

Fordite Rough

Fordite

For a long time now I’ve wanted to work with this rough.  This is paint over spray from the old car factories. …

Backing Turquoise Process

Backing Turquoise

What is backing turquoise and why do I do it? Adding a backing material to turquoise material is nothing unusual.  It’s an …

Silver and Turquoise Instasale

It’s a real bummer when someone loves a stone in a ring but the ring isn’t their size.  These American Turquoise cabs …