Kevin Coriz’s King Manassa Turquoise Ring
First, we have Kevin Coriz making a large men’s ring. The piece is thick and heavy using a high-quality Natural turquoise stone from the King Manassa Turquoise mine. The video below shows how it was made.
“It’s all about asking the right questions.” That’s what Navajo silversmith George Francis tells me as he hands me a box of what appear to be arrowheads (photo #1). Then he tells me that these are indeed “Indian” arrowheads. Made in India. Without asking the right questions, someone who purchased them as authentic would […]Continue reading
Turquoise Skies believes in the future of authentic, handcrafted Native American art. Our mission is to protect and preserve both the artists and the materials used to produce these treasured pieces. As a company, we believe it’s important to provide customers with accurate information on the history and culture of Native people, offer them access […]Continue reading
You may know that turquoise is found in a variety of colors, ranging from a white to dark navy blue to lime green. But did you know that turquoise can actually change color? Turquoise is a very porous and absorptive precious stone. When a turquoise stone is exposed to water, oils and other chemicals it […]Continue reading
Turquoise Chalk or Chalk Turquoise is not actually chalk; it is a form of low quality natural turquoise that has the consistency of common writing chalk. Chalk turquoise is the most abundant type of turquoise found in the earth. The best quality turquoise forms near the surface where the weathering, oxidation and pressure conditions are […]Continue reading