The beautiful King Manasssa turquoise stones in this necklace come from a mine in Manassa, Colorado, which is hard to come by today. The nine stones are each set in sterling silver and are positioned perfectly along a sterling silver other sterling silver pearl necklace. Necklace measures approximately 18″ in length and adjusts up to an additional 7″.
Manassa Turquoise was mined at Manassa in south central Colorado. Manassa Turquoise is known for its blue-green to green color with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix. It runs primarily in veins hosted by a beautiful golden brown hard rock. It takes a skilled stone cutter to get the Turquoise out of this hard rock. This stone is a favorite of gold and silversmiths in the southwest, when they can get it! The mining at the Manassa Turquoise mine at this time, is at a stand still. Most of the Colorado Turquoise mines are not operational at this time.