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Thomas Charlie, Navajo
What is a Hatband?
Most hats come with a ribbon band of some kind, narrow to wide. Depending on the hat, this might look the best. Simple. Elegant. Other hats look great with a touch of horsehair either as a separate hatband or as part of the stampede string. Almost any hat looks good with a concho belt hat band and some look good with beaded hat bands.
By the way, hatbands are not just for western hats, they look great on most panama straw hats as well - maybe even on a fedora for the adventurous! Read more about hatbands . . .
About Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Sleeping Beauty turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America located in Gila County, Arizona near the town of Globe. This turquoise is prized for its uniform blue color with little or no matrix that allows the stones to be easily matched and cut. It is the favorite stone of Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry. Only 4% of the turquoise taken from the mine is left natural. Most is is enhanced or stabilized and sold to large distributors in the USA and Europe. Read more about turquoise . . .