Southwestern United States is a major source of rough turquoise; Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada are particularly rich. California and New Mexico were mined by pre-Columbian Native Americans using stone tools. New Mexico is thought to have the oldest mines; prior to the 1920s, this state was the nation's largest producer, it is more or less played out today. A single mine in California currently operates at a commercial capacity. Arizona is today the most significant producer of turquoise by value, with the vivid Sleeping Beauty turquoise being an example of the state's resources; much of the Arizona turquoise is mined as a by product of copper mining.
Nevada is the other major producer of the United States with more than 120 mines. Unlike elsewhere in the states, most Nevada mines have been worked for their gem turquoise and little has been produced as a result of other mines. In the Nevada deposits, most of the turquoise is hard and dense and does not need treatment or enhancement. While most counties in the state have yielded turquoise, the largest producers are in Lander and Esmerelda Counties. Nevada has produced a wide variety of colors and matrices, with turquoise coming in shades of blue, blue-green and green. Some of the unusually colored turquoise contains zinc and iron, which causes vivid green to yellow-green shades.
Much of Nevada turquoise is also known for its brown or black spiderweb matrix. Many of the Nevada mines were first worked by Native Americans, and most of the Nevada turquoise production since the nineteenth century has been mined from Carico Lake. Despite growing costs, mining operations still continue at many mines in Nevada.
Some American turquoise is treated or enhanced, including waxing and dyeing. There are however, some mines that produce turquoise of high enough quality that treatment or alterations are not required. Any such treatments are disclosed to the buyer on sale of the material.
With our Wholesale turquoise, we provide our customers with the best rough turquoise, as well as cabochons and nuggets, available. Our time and experience in this industry help us to help you more than any other turquoise wholesaler can with items you won't find anywhere else.
Unlike many wholesale turquoise suppliers, we focus on more than the low price of a turquoise lot - we also closely consider the quality of the turquoise. Our turquoise reflects good quality materials with which both your customers and you will be pleased.
Members of our wholesale community receive even greater benefits than other buyers. Ask our sales representatives about becoming a wholesale member of Alltribes.
Our lots of wholesale turquoise are always changing as we buy new merchandise to replenish our stock. As you look through our varied selection of turquoise lots, you'll understand why we remain a top international turquoise wholesaler. With every order, our goal is your satisfaction. From the high quality and low cost of our turquoise to our personalized customer service, we want
every valued customer to feel appreciated when buying wholesale turquoise from Alltribes. At Alltribes, we work hard to provide our customers with the best Native American wholesale turquoise items available at the best prices that you won't find elsewhere.
Welcome to Alltribes.com!
We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry. First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular. We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products. All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry. We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know. We will be happy to clarify them for you. Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world. We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry. We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent. Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view. The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert. Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry. We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture. We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes! At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change. We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.
When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry. We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine. We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area. We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with. Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create. We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs. We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties. Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith. Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life. We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast. We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!