Is it turquoise? Not exactly but maybe...

Dry Creek Turquoise jewelry collection

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I have had this small collection of white stones for a few years. For whatever reason, they called to me recently and I finally made them into a set of jewelry for my latest craft show this past Saturday. I was researching the stone, which I know to be called "Dry Creek Turquoise" and I found out that this interesting white material is potentially a stone called Aluminite. Dry Creek turquoise does exist, is considerably rare, and it is often a very pale blue color. A white stone, found in the very same place, has a different composition and is not technically turquoise. Yet Dry Creek Turquoise does occur in white form called “chalk” as well... When I bought these cabochons the seller told me they were Dry Creek Turquoise. They’re just so white and Turquoise is never white, so I guess I am not 100% sure. But regardless of their exact composition they are a pretty and unique stone! Here is a resource that explains a little bit about the Dry Creek turquoise story. 

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Dry creek turquoise ring

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I wanted to "warm" this pale stone up a bit, so I decided to use copper for the bezels. I couldn't be happier with how they came out! The ring above and the necklace below are now available in the online shop. This neutral color combo can go with all of your Fall colored wardrobe! Note: you won't find any more Dry Creek Turquoise/Aluminite in my work any time soon, since I have no more of these stones. So check them out now!

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Dry creek turquoise triangle necklace


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