Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Your Choice!


While walking past Ortega's on the Plaza this jewelry display caught my attention. Arizona is currently the most important producer of turquoise by value,but New Mexico is thought to be the oldest of the mines in the U.S. Prior to the 1920's New Mexico was the largest producer. Of all the mines my favorite comes from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe Arizona.

19 comments:

marty said...

Gorgeous indeed ! love turquoise jewels very much !
bises de France !

VP said...

Turquoise is a fascinating stone, you have to tell us more about these mines.

Dindin MK said...

Cute and beautiful.
Did you buy some? :)

PHOTO RIAU said...

Such beautiful jewelry

Kate said...

Ortegas is a wonderful shop and the jewelry is spectacular. Some of the regular designers that the shop sells are artists without parallel. Great display, Randy.

Cezar and Léia said...

The necklace is magnificent!I imagine it is very expensive!
hugs
Léia

Sharon said...

This is a very tempting display.

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous!

JM said...

Turquoise jewelry is very eye-catching and this whole set is beautiful!

Tracy said...

Even though I don't wear it, I love turquoise jewelry. I'm pickin' if you're buyin'!

cieldequimper said...

I'm with VP here. I'd love to know more about the mines and their history. The jewellery is superb.

Jacob said...

I used to have a turquoise bolo tie when we lived in Arizona. I think I lost it along the way somewhere. Maybe when passing through New Mexico. Could you check around?

Heh, heh!

NYC In Photographs said...

This looks nice! I like the turquoise color.

Farmchick said...

I love turquoise jewelry. While out in AZ a few years ago, I didn't buy nearly enough.

Al said...

I always like the way that jewelry looks. Although I don't wear any jewelry myself, except my wedding ring.

bfarr said...

Beautiful pieces. Turquoise is my favorite (and my birthstone) and when handcrafted into jewelry...even better.

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

Oh, I'll take some please!

magiceye said...

very pretty!

Paula said...

I never tire of turquoise, these pieces are beautiful. And the first thing I thought of when I saw them was whether they stilled mined it in state. I'm glad that it is.