I have been getting a few different questions from my readers about certain types of turquoise that don’t fall under the “traditional” category for the stone. These stones are very beautiful but people continue to wonder if they are “real” turquoise. Below I’m going to list the 3 most unique types of turquoise and explain what they are.
What are the 3 Most Unique Types of Turquoise
Of course, this is just my opinion on what is unique based on their different coloration than the traditional greens and blues.
- White Buffalo Turquoise is a type of turquoise that’s a very soft form, with a small amount of minerals that have seeped into the deposit. These minerals are what usually give turquoise its color. However, because of this extreme softness, it is required to stabilize the material to make it workable for jewelry. This is very difficult because the slightest overstep will result in the stone turning a blueish color and losing that beautiful white that makes it unique.
- Orville Jack Turquoise is easily recognized for it lime green coloration. With most green turquoise it’s very soft and subtle but this stone is closer to a neon shade of green/yellow. Usually, turquoise has copper mixed in to give it that classic blue look, but the color of Orville turquoise is suggestive of its zinc composition.
- Damele Turquoise is probably the most different as its color ranges from white to brown with light blue patches strewed throughout. The most attractive feature of this type of turquoise is that some specimens have circular veins of blue. These stones are highly sought after by collectors making them extremely valuable.
Regardless of what you decide, any turquoise piece would be a welcome addition to your collection. From white to the deepest blue, these pieces are sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone that sees you wearing a turquoise jewelry piece.