RARE Vintage Large Green Turquoise Necklace w/ polished nugget King Manassa stones, Native American Turquoise, Southwest Statement Necklace

$ 250.00

Vintage large nugget graduating strand of polished beads ranging from 1/2 an inch to in the back of the neck to over 1 inch long beads in the front. Still strung on its original strand with brass hook and eye closure. 

The King's Manassa turquoise mine, or more accurately the "King Turquoise Mine", is located near Manassa, Colorado. It has been actively mined by Native Americans for centuries. I.P. King rediscovered the mine in 1890, and the King family has operated it ever since. It was originally called the Lick Skillet Mine. The mine is not currently active, so Manassa turquoise is quite rare on today's market.

Length from bead to bead:  18 inches

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