Published on 06-19-2014 06:31 AM
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It was one of those moments that rarely happen to me at jewelry shows anymore. After 43 years in this business, including countless days and miles walking through a myriad of show venues, I rarely get stopped in my tracks like I did at the recent JCK Las Vegas show. Perhaps it was the several years I spent investigating and studying turquoise and its many imitations on the market. Perhaps it was the amazing people I have met who mine and sell the authentic US produced turquoise from places like Lake Carico, Bisbee, Kingman and Sleeping Beauty to name a few. Throughout all of this I had not had the opportunity to experience the true history of the US turquoise story, that being the amazing jewelry items produced by the Native American peoples throughout the American Southwest.