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Turquoise, the Sacred Stone of the Southwest

Doug Williams' turquoise is in different phases, starting with raw stone slab and ending in a cabochon.

Linda Shanahan Turquoise was thought to have been sacred pieces of the sky by Persians, Tibetans, and Mayans. This stone is a combination of aluminum, copper, phosphorus, water, and other local ingredients responsible for changing the color or adding matrix. The most rare and valuable stones are found right here in the Southwest. There are…