Vintage White Buffalo Earrings by Irv Monte 9D04B


$ 275.00


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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    

 


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