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Where to source crushed turquoise

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Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby Gerry Gruber » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:06 am

My latest commission will include a fingerboard inlay of a rosary with crushed genuine turquoise as the beads. For those of you who have worked with crushed turquoise, where do you normally get it? Craft shops? Jewellery supply stores? Or do you get turquoise beads and crush them yourself? Many thanks.
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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby carl jester » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:37 am

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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby Gerry Gruber » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:57 pm

Thanks, Carl.
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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby Gerry Gruber » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:00 pm

The Treeline product states that it could be stabilzed or manmade. Does anyone have suppliers they've used to source gem quality turquoise (i.e., Persian or Arizona)?
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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby David King » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:16 pm

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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby David Bingham » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:17 pm

Rio Grande. Good source for jeweler's saw blades and a lot of other nifty stuff as well.

https://www.riogrande.com/Product/crush ... one/066940
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Re: Where to source crushed turquoise

Postby Gerry Gruber » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:55 am

Thanks for the additional suggestions, David K. and David B. Much appreciated.
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