We travel to Tucson Arizona every year to purchase our Turquoise Rough hand-picked from mine dealers. We get it home, Slice and Dice it and polish it. We then do all the drilling and silvering to make it wearable then sell it directly to those who wear it. This is how we are able to sell the AAA quality at prices that can be a fraction of what main stream jewelers sell it for.
"Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.
It is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimum crystal growth"
This means Obsidian is natural glass and it comes alot of different ways. I have what I think is some of the most unusual and rare
(7.0 - 7.5 mohs)Agate has always been my favorite that I hate. Because it is so hard,
I have been able to obtain an EXTREMELY high polish that I can't get on other stones. But because it is so hard it takes much longer to cut and wears out my equipment very fast
The beauty of the Montana Agate makes it worth it. I have made several rock hounding trips to the Yellow Stone River and found some of the best classic Montana available
Back about 10 years ago I got a huge Rock of this
Australian Rhodonite and I've been cutting and selling and now I"ve reached the end. Sadly, I only
have a few pieces of Jewelry left and no more rough. I promise to keep looking but so far I've not been able to Duplicate the Beauty.