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Sonora Sunrise chrysocolla in matrix comes from the northern Mexican
state of Sonora and was found in an old copper mine. It is 100% natural and it was the hot new rock at the
Tucson and Quartzite Gem and rock shows. Fresh from these shows, the material is a blend of green to blue
chrysocolla, red cuprite, and black tenorite and it is truly one of the most eye catching material in decades.
It cuts astonishing cabochons that are perfect for fine designer jewelry and also for carving Zuni fetishes as
well. It takes a surprisingly nice polish too. It's been on the gem scene now for a only couple of years and
has become quite popular. It has come to my attention that the deposit is almost played out so it will be
much rarer in the very near future. The cabochons that are on the market now are very expensive being
sold by the gram, and a 10 gram two inch round pendant mounted in sterling silver was recently priced
at $600! This fetish is crafted from a mostly cuprite matrixed stone and has great red variations, but it also
has the blue and green splatters of chrysocolla as well.
Ron has made this incredibly detailed turtle and gave it a chrysocolla head
seeing the blue and green seam in the stone and grinding the excess material away, then double-inlaying the
eyes of Sleeping Beauty turquoise and jet. The shell is spirally etched in great definition as is the Sleeping
Beauty turquoise fish with jet eyes. It is signed Ron Laahty Zuni NM on the bottom. This is a truly exceptional
turtle sculpture from Zuni fetish carver Ron Laahty. Do not let is slide through your fingers into someone else's
Zuni fetish pond!!
If you would like to read more about the Turtle's characteristics and attributes click here. And click here to hear "Turtle" in Shiwi, the language of Zuni.
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Material: Sonoran Sunrise Chrysocolla
Dimensions: 2 5/8"L x 1"T x 1 5/16"W
Signed: Ron Laahty ZUNI NM
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Plus state sales tax to Texas residents!
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The Zuni Fetish Story
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Zuni Fetish Meanings
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The Zuni Language
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