Water Dancer Fine Turquoise Jewelry

Why Own Water Dancer Designs Turquoise Jewelry and Art?

All the jewelry on this website is authentic Nevada turquoise unless otherwise noted – where I might come across a beautiful turquoise stone from a reputable dealer. The stones have been collected by hand from varies Nevada turquoise mines and out-in-the-open. Once collected, the stones are cut, shaped and polished to bring out the individual uniqueness of each piece. These are “One of a kind” pieces.

The silversmith is done in-house and stamped with my unique ‘Wave Horse’ logo. My logo represents my love of surfing and horses.

Gemstone of the People

For thousands of years turquoise jewelry has been a fashion statement and believed to have healing and protective powers. It is a semi-precious stone that personifies the person who bought it. Sometimes the opinions about what turquoise sources are the best and which grade is the rarest have more to do with culture, tradition, and opinion than the actual rarity of the gemstone itself. Turquoise is one of the only gemstones that parallel life, culture, people, and nature in variety and opinions. There is no other gemstone in the world that has been so uniquely intertwined in so many of the world’s cultures.

“I didn’t choose turquoise – turquoise chose me.” – Navajo Medicine Man
Featured Turquoise Jewelry
White Horse Necklace 006 with Navajo Sterling Silver Pearl Necklace
White Horse Necklace 006

Authentic White Horse Howlite with a Navajo Sterling Silver Pearl Necklace.

Navajo Sterling Silver 5 MM 22″ pearl Necklace

Total Weight: 23 grams (Without Necklace)

This beautiful piece of White Horse is showcased with a hand-stamped backing. The Bail has a small piece of copper solder into it for contrast.

All of our handmade jewelry designs are one of a kind. The stone in this piece is Howlite from the USA that we call White Horse. A large howlite stone was given to me by a lapidary expert. This particular howlite had the most amazing black and brown matrix of any other howlite I have come across. So with this stone I was able to create a number of beautiful pieces of jewelry.

Sometime referred as “White Buffalo” or “White Turquoise”, howlite is a creamy white calcium borosilicate hydroxide with more of grey erratic veining. It does not have the same mineral properties as turquoise. The grey matrix is, however, a differentiating marker that makes it a different stone.

White howlite carries a whole host of healing properties that help to soothe the mind, the body and the spirit.

The silversmith, which is all sterling silver, is done in-house and stamped with my unique ‘Wave Horse’ logo. My logo represents my love of surfing and horses.

Care: Like turquoise, howlite is a porous stone and should be handled with care. Keep this piece away from chemicals, lotions, etc. Use a soft cloth to clean the stone and silver.

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American Turquoise Arrowhead Pendant 003
American Turquoise Arrowhead Pendant 003

Authentic American Turquoise Arrowhead Pendant.

Total Weight: 9 grams

The pieces of turquoise was purchased from a “old timer” lapidary guy from San Diego. He was downsizing his inventory and sold me a box of different turquoise cabs that he swore were all from the American Southwest. Since I can’t pinpoint exactly where these pieces of turquoise are from, I just call them American Turquoise. Nevertheless, this is a beautiful piece that should be added to anyone’s turquoise jewelry collection. And it is a “One of a kind” piece.

The silversmith, which is all sterling silver, is done in-house and stamped with my unique ‘Wave Horse’ logo. My logo represents my love of surfing and horses.

*Some of these turquoise stones have been stabilized for strength and durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

$105.00 Add to cart
American Turquoise Pendant 004
American Turquoise Pendant 004

Authentic American Turquoise Pendant

Total Weight: 9 grams

The pieces of turquoise was purchased from a “old timer” lapidary guy from San Diego. He was downsizing his inventory and sold me a box of different turquoise cabs that he swore were all from the American Southwest. Since I can’t pinpoint exactly where these pieces of turquoise are from, I just call them American Turquoise. Nevertheless, this is a beautiful piece that should be added to anyone’s turquoise jewelry collection. And it is a “One of a kind” piece.

The silversmith, which is all sterling silver, is done in-house and stamped with my unique ‘Wave Horse’ logo. My logo represents my love of surfing and horses.

*Some of these turquoise stones have been stabilized for strength and durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

$115.00 Add to cart
Candelaria Hills Turquoise Pendant 009
Candelaria Hills Turquoise Pendant 009

Authentic turquoise from the Candelaria Hills in Nevada.

Total Weight: 13 grams

This little gem exhibits all the blues you’d find in the ocean. Set in sterling silver and the bail is hand stamped with a horse and other markings to give this piece a truly unique look.

All the turquoise jewelry on this website is authentic Nevada turquoise unless otherwise noted.

*Some of the turquoise stones on this website have been stabilized for durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

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Candelaria Hills Turquoise Bracelet 004
Candelaria Hills Turquoise Bracelet 004

Authentic turquoise from the Candelaria Hills in Nevada.

This stunning authentic Candelaria Hills turquoise bracelet is a must for anyone’s turquoise jewelry. The rainbow of blues in the large stone is a rarity to find. And the two smaller American turquoise stones accentuate the blue hues in the larger stone.

Dimensions

Diameter: 5 1/2″
Gap Opening: 1.61″
Large Stone: 17.1mm x 25.1mm
Small Stones: 8.6mm x 12.5

This sterling silver bracelet is created for larger wrists sizes.

*Some of these turquoise stones have been stabilized for strength and durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

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Stone Mountain Turquoise Bracelet 006
Stone Mountain Turquoise Bracelet 006

This genuine green turquoise stone is from the Stone Mountain mine in Nevada.

The Stone Mountain mine is an amazing mine with the variety of turquoise colors that come out of it. I have found greens, light blues and dark blues. Sadly, the turquoise is pretty much gone from this mine and has been taken over by a copper exploration company.

Set in sterling silver.

Dimensions
Diameter: 5 1/2″
Gap Opening: 1.25″
Stone: 21.6mm x 25.2mm

This sterling silver bracelet is easily adjustable to fit most wrists.

*Some of these turquoise stones have been stabilized for strength and durability.

Care: Turquoise stones can range in color from bright blue to green. Though turquoise is a porous stone, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, cosmetics and heat can cause the color of a Turquoise gemstone to change. This can be avoided with care and attention by cleaning your gemstone with a soft cloth and water.

$160.00 Add to cart
Spirit of the Blue Stone

Besides turquoise being the birthstone of December, it is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. The Navajo believe that wearing turquoise will bring favor with the gods.

Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago.

Turquoise Color

The natural color of turquoise – shades of blue and green – is courtesy of Mother Nature.

Mineral Properties of Turquoise

Turquoise generally forms near the surface and made up of hydrated phosphates of copper and aluminum. The most common and largest-producing areas of turquoise are generally located within, near, or above copper and gold deposits.

The Future of American Turquoise

Knowing the mineral properties of turquoise (usually found near copper and/or gold deposits) the future of turquoise is in question. Numerous turquoise mines, especially in the Southwest, have been either been mined out or have been taken over by large mining corporations interested in the copper or gold deposits. With the demand for copper, which is used in so many products we rely on every day, and the increase in the value of gold, turquoise is becoming a by-product for these more valuable minerals.

American Natives,  wild horses and mining

Invest in American Turquoise

No one can predict the future, but it makes sense to own something of value that may not be here in the coming years. Though you can buy turquoise from foreign countries like China, Mexico or Iran, it won’t have the same attributes as the American turquoise, which symbolizes our Wild West and Native American heritages.