Purple Turquoise Slab earrings on sterling silver ear wires made by Ella Mae Garcia, New Mexico. Size 2-1/2" long with wires. Beautiful both front and back in its purple hues.
AKA Mojave turquoise which is is crafted through a process that uses a hydraulic press to assemble turquoise nuggets by introducing a metal/dye throughout the brick of base turquoise. Once the turquoise is pressed or assembled it is stabilized to harden the stone. Some times you see bronze and some times blue veining. There is no vein of natural purple turquoise which some people believe.