Description: Signed Irv for Irv Monte, a Navajo artist. This piece was acquired second-hand collection (ie. estate sale). who collected Native American in the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, & 2000's.
White Buffalo--also known as White Buffalo Turquoise, Wildhorse and Crazyhorse--is a gemstone that is mined in northern Nevada, and sometimes Utah. It was presumed to be turquoise and often sold as such; however; its classification is magnesite and alumite. It has been popularized as White Turquoise.
White Buffalo is often very striking -as it contains dark brown and black matrix. It is a hard stone; equivalent to turquoise. It is rated a 5-6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Stones will vary from piece to piece.
Material: Sterling Silver, White Buffalo
Dimensions: 1-1/4 in. x 1-1/8 in.
Weight (in grams): 29.4
Hallmark/Signature: IRV & Sterling