Today we're looking at Golden Hills turquoise, one of the year's most sought-after gems. This beauty hails all the way from Kazakhstan. Eastern Kazakhstan, to be exact. The mineral deposit is called Atlyn-Tyube and is well known for producing a mineral called Dioptase. Dioptase is a deep emerald green stone thas hardness is similar to turquoise. Golden Hills turquoise, also known as Desert Lavender or Kazakhstan turquoise was discovered in 2013 and made its way stateside in 2018. It gained quick popularity due to its unique powder blue color. Its matrices display a wide range of colors including lavender, rust, and golden to dark brown.
The first piece we'll look at is this dainty Golden Hills Turquoise and Sterling Silver Bracelet. Its artist stamp reads LMY. It's lightweight and perfect for that hot summer weather. The matrix is a deep purplish-brown, and it's got plenty of milky white and lavender highlights. This would pair perfectly with any pastel color, earth tones, and white. Wear it with a casual romper, strappy sandals, and a wide brim hat, or dress it up a little with some heels and a flowy sundress. This piece is dainty enough to mix and match with other jewelry or accessories, which brings me to my next favorite.
This Golden Hills turquoise and sterling silver ring is a true stunner. It has a deep purplish-brown matrix and white and lavender highlights. The artist stamp reads TF, and it's expertly set. Surrounding the stone is lustrous silver stamp work that's perfectly symmetrical. Much like its sister bracelet, this piece pairs well with pastels, earth tones, and white. This ring is bold enough to stand on its own, yet soft enough to pair with other accessories.
The last piece we'll be looking at today is this elegant Golden Hills turquoise Pendant. Take note of this newcomer! Beautiful Golden Hills turquoise was originally found in Kazakhstan and introduced to the United States in 2018. With a baby blue color and a stunningly dark matrix, this Golden Hills Turquoise Pendant with Navajo Pearls will turn heads wherever you go!
I hope you've enjoyed June's pick! You can find all these and more in-store and for sale on our website. Stay tuned for next month's Stone of the Month!
-by Cameron Vines