Rare Emerald Mountain Turquoise Turtle

By Christopher Sandoval, Zuni-San Felipe

Animal: Turtle, Material: Emerald Mountain Turquoise
This offering is sold.
Emerald Mountain turquoise is mined in Nevada, prized for its rare and verdant natural color. Christopher Sandoval made beautiful use of this precious variety in carving a gentle Turtle (or tortoise), with eyes from blue turquoise. Smoothly furrowed lines enhance an already gorgeous carapace, while a lovely offering bundle with melon shell, turquoise, purple spiny oyster shell and a segment of red branch coral is quite colorful. About 2 3/4" long, 2" wide and 1" tall.