Beads are one of the oldest forms of adornment found around the world, and it is believed that Native American tribes have been making beads since pre-history. Sunwest Silver has an extensive line of beaded products, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Inquire about customized hand-strung beaded designs for your product line. Our beaded and liquid silver product lines are made in-house, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Mexico is home to many bountiful Turquoise mines producing beautiful, hard stone with a variety of green and blue hues. Some of the mines produce on a large scale and others on a smaller, much more local scale. Due to the variances in the locations and ownership of the mines not much information is available on locale.
Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.
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