Churchill Private Label Rare Green Carico LakeTurquoise and 18K Yellow Gold Necklace. Huge nuggets of rare green Carico Lake turquoise beads are strung in a graduating size with alternating 22K yellow gold beads. Necklace measures approximately 18" long with an 18K yellow gold chiseled ball closure.
The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine produces beautiful blue Turquoise but is most known for its spectacular shades of lime green colored gemstones. This fabulous lime green coloration is actually caused by a close relative of Turquoise mineral called faustite, the combination of faustite and zinc associated with the Turquoise creates one of the most beautiful coloration effects in American Turquoise that has ever occurred in nature. The Carico Lake Turquoise Mine also produces very rare psuedomorph clams that have been fossilized with Turquoise - this Turquoise is very rare and very expensive.