Native American Indian Sterling Silver White Buffalo Earrings

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Arkie Nelson - Navajo Sterling Silver
White Buffalo Earrings

HK Item #NE443

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Native American  Navajo White Buffalo Earrings

Size
5/8" x 3/8"
Material
White Buffalo (Sacred Buffalo Stone, White Turquoise)
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Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
ARKIE NELSON  Sterling
Artist
Arkie Nelson, Navajo

White Buffalo Pendants

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Arkie Nelson - Navajo
White Buffalo Earrings, post style
NE443
$105
plus s/h

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White Buffalo (Sacred Buffalo Stone, White Turquoise) was discovered at the Dry Creek turquoise mine on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain, Nevada in 1993. To date, this is the only place it is found. White Buffalo is as rare as the sacred white buffalo, which is why the Shoshone Indians named it Sacred Buffalo Stone. It is white with black and/or brown matrix and many experts say it is technically not turquoise. This is because turquoise, by definition, contains copper (it is a copper aluminium phosphate), which is what gives turquoise its characteristic blue color (presence of iron will shift the color toward green). Although Sacred Buffalo Stone resembles turquoise in hardness and will polish to a high shine like turquoise, it has no copper, thus no blue color.

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