Morning Star Turquoise    (natural turquoise & gems)

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            Turquoise & other gems

 
Pixie turquoise and variscite
New lander webbed and pattern variscite
campbellite
Morning Star turquoise and faustite
New Lander webbed variscite
Morning Star turquoise and faustite
ancient ocean bed fossil site, AZ.
Number 8 turquoise
chyrsocola, AZ.
sunset in Crescent Valley, NV.
Verde Web variscite
Verde Web variscite
some of the many varieties of Morning Star turquoise
Morning Star turquoise/faustite (natural stone) varieties

Turquoise(natural),faustite(natural),variscite(natural) & various other (semi)precious cabochons :


Natural, untreated turquoise,variscite,and faustite of natures own design!!  GemToneArts (Morning Star Turquoise) offers you a wide variety of natural untreated turquoise (natural stone),variscite(natural),& faustite(natural) in the form of cabochons, jewelry(handmade bead necklaces), and carvings. You will find quality,rare, and unusual cabochons in a variety of sizes and shapes on this page for your jewelry and design needs.


note:

Did you know that the majority of turquoise on the market has been treated? Most of the turquoise for sale has been treated with stabilization,colors,hardeners,and new processes that are hard to recognize. Even though these treatments may prevent turquoise from changing color over time due to skin oils,dish washing & detergents the fact remains they have been treated. A stone that in the beginning was as soft as chalk (and as white) in the end  will be as hard & any shade of blue due to being dyed. Some treatments simply stabilize the stone and some newer processes are more sophisticated. Even though treated turquoise is not completely natural it does provide the market with more turquoise at a lower price. Some stabilized turquoise such as( Number 8) still commands a high price and is sought after due to it's beautiful red/brown webbed matrix and is a great addition to any collection or piece of jewelry even though most of what is available has been stabilized. We do offer some of this material due to it's popularity and rarity.

  Natural turquoise is the way nature made it. Many of the mines have been mined out over the centuries and decades and natural turquoise is becoming hard to come by.


Here is a quick guide to help you to recognize the different colors of turquoise,faustite and variscite.


1.  Turquoise with blue hues is due to a higher percentage of copper.


2.  Olive hues is due to a higher percentage of iron. 


3.  Apple green hues are due to a high percentage of zinc and is  known as  faustite(a cousin of turquoise).  Other times turquoise and faustite will be present in the same stone creating both blue and apple green hues.


4.   Variscite is usually has green hues. Also brown colors and sometimes webbing just like turquoise. Variscite colors are due to a high percentage of aluminum and/or iron. variscite forms just like turquoise in nuggets and veins. Variscite is also present or near by in some of  the mines of Nevada.



Faustite being the most rare of all these. Of course a natural stone will have a much higher value and its cost usually reflects this as well, but you will always have the joy and pride that what you are wearing is the real thing. Just like diamonds or other gems, natural is much more valuable! So whatever your choice is (natural or treated) have fun and enjoy!


Please take the time to see some of our rare and beautiful products and creations!


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Cortez Mnts. turquoise w/metalic iron matrix 25.5k $80

CortezMnt. turquoise cabochon w/ metalic iron matrix 25.5k

$80.00

Fox turquoise(natural stone) cabochon 14k

Fox turquoise cabochon

$45.00

New Lander variscite/chalcosiderite(natural stone) 58k $290

New Lander variscite cabochon 5.1mm x 3mm 58k beautiful stone with fine webbing

$290.00

early Colorback turquoise cab $60 found at old campsite
Morning Star faustite/turq. cabochon 2.5k $20 fine brown limonite webbing

Morning Star faustite/turq. cabochon 2.5k light apple green w/ brown limonite webbing

$20.00

Mountaintop turquoise cabachon 13.5k $45 ......... SOLD!!
Morning Star turquoise 5k $30 darker shade of blue webbing

Morning Star turquoise cab 5k (darker shade of blue webbing)

$30.00

Stormy Mountain turquoise cabochon 49.5k $150 mined in 1970's

Stormy Mountain turquoise cabochon 49.5k 1970's supply

$150.00

Squaw Butte variscite 64k $85 large cabochon w/ black webbing

Squaw Butte variscite cabochon 64k large cab w/ black webbing

$85.00

Morning Star faustite & turquoise cabochon 5.5k $50

Morning Star faustite & turquoise cabochon 5.5k (faustite & turquoise in one stone)!

$50.00

Morning Star turquoise cabochon 8k $50

Morning Star turquoise cabochon 8k

$50.00

Morning Star cabochon 19k $95

Morning Star turquoise cabochon 19k

$95.00

Morning Star cabochon 3.5k $15

Morning Star turquoise cabochon 3.5k

$15.00

Morning Star turquoise cabochon 15k $75

Morning Star cabochon 15k

$75.00

chrysocola cabochon 34k $120

chrysocola(AZ.) cabochon 34k

$120.00

Morning Star turquoise/faustite 3.5k $25

Morning Star turquoise/faustite cabochon

$25.00

Morning Star turquoise/faustite cabochon 3k $20.00

Morning Star turquoise

$20.00

Morning Star turquoise cabochon w/brown webbing 3k $20

Morning Star turquoise cabochon half diamond shape 3k

$20.00

Morning Star green turquoise 4.5k $30

Morning Star green turquoise 4.5k

$30.00

PIXIE olive green turquoise w/red-brown matrix (rare) 48k $275

PIXIE olive green turquoise w/red/brownmatrix 48k! $275

$275.00

Verde Web variscite cabochon 70k! $150

Verde Web variscite cabochon 70k $150

$150.00

Little Gem variscite cabochon LARGE 435.5k !! $325

Little Gem variscite cabochon LARGE 435.5k

$325.00

Mountain Top turquoise webbed cabochon 11k $75

Mountaintop turquoise cabochon 11k $75

$75.00

Carico Lake faustite/turquoise cabochon 11.5 k $75

Carico Lake faust./turq. cabochon 11.5k

$75.00

Rhodonite cabochon (deep pink color) from Idaho 45.5k $60

Rhodonite cabochon ID. 45.5k

$60.00

pink jasperized concretion cabochons 270 m.y. from fossil location in AZ. (set of three) 32.5k $75

salmon colored jasper concretion cabachons (3 piece set) 32.5k

$75.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 9k $30

Royston turquoise cabochon 9k

$30.00

Fox turquoise cabochons (set of four) 4k $20

Fox turquoise cabochons (4 pc.set) 4k

$20.00

brown japer cabochon from Crescent Valley, NV. $12

brown jasper cabochon C.V.,NV.

$12.00

Fox turquoise cabochon 4k $16

Fox turquoise cabochon 4k

$16.00

Silver and quartz cabochon Grey Eagle mine Shoshone Range,NV. 29.5k $100

silver and quartz cabochon 29.5k

$100.00

Cripple Creek turquoise cabochon 4k $20

Cripple Creek turquoise cabochon 4k

$20.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 15k $75

Royston turquoise cabochon 15k

$75.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 9.5k $30

Royston turquoise cabochon 9k

$30.00

Royston turquoise cabochon (spotted bird egg pattern) 3.5k $20

Royston spotted turquoise cabochon 3.5k

$20.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 2.5k $12

Royston turquoise cabochon 2.5k

$12.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 2.5k $12

Royston turquoise cabochon 2.5k

$12.00

Royston turquoise square cabochon 2k $10

Royston turquoise square cabachon 2k

$10.00

Royston turquoise cabochon (olive green) 2.5k $12

Royston olive green turquoise cabochon 2.5k

$12.00

salmon colored jasper cabochon from 270 m.y. fossil beds in AZ. 12.2k $30

salmon colored jasper cabochon 12.5k

$30.00

Morning Star turquoise cabochon w/brown webbing 11.5k $65

Morning Star brown web turquoise cabochon 11.5k

$65.00

silicified wonderstone (beautiful symetrical pattern) 14k $20

silicified wonderstone cabochon 14k

$20.00

Royston turquoise cabochon 17.5k $85

Royston turquoise cabochon 17k

$85.00

blood red jasper cabochon 2k $5

blood red jasper cabochon 2k

$5.00

Fox turquoise cabochon 25k $85

Fox blue turquoise cabochon 25k

$85.00