The Kingman mine in northwestern Arizona was one of the largest turquoise mines in North America.
The terms "Kingman" or "High Blue" refer to the blue color usually displayed in this stone.
The Kingman Mine area was first mined for turquoise by Navajos dating back to 600 AD.
The Mine became famous for its rounded, bright blue nuggets with black matrix.
The Kingman nuggets are a magnificent contributor to modern turquoise.
A cabochon is a gemstone, which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faced.
The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom.
Cabochon enhance the beauty of the opaque gemstone.
Cabochon Jewelry with Kingman Turquoise