Blue & Green Stone has me puzzled!


#1

Hi, I’m interested in identifying the type of stones in these earrings. They look like a combination of turquoise and lapis, but I’ve never seen them before. Also, do you have any idea of the artist? The heart is stamped QT and sterling, does that mean the rest is sterling also? Any help would be appreciated.


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#2

I believe the stone is not a real stone. All the material would be sterling, these appear to be Navajo made although I do not know the hallmark.


#3

Jason is right. The stone doesn’t look authentic. It’s still a nice set of earrings though.


#4

Thanks to both of you for the great information…now, given the stones are probably man-made, do you have any idea how they would be valued? I’m thinking in the $25-$30 range.


#5

They are still handmade and silver is around $30 an ounce, I would think retail more around $40 - $50 range.


#6

I think this is azurite. You see it used in Mexican jewelry. The hallmark Q.T. is a company name. They make southwestern pieces and employ Native American artists. A lot of their designs look Zuni, like your earrings. They’ve been around quite a while and are still making jewelry. They may have sold on the HSN, too. I think…not sure about that.