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11. Nasty would not be the word I would have used.
Sun Oct 14, 2018, 02:28 PM
Oct 2018

Niether would I have called my descriptions, and reasoning a dissertation. I do feel that it is likely that I have bought and sold more old pawn, and almost certainly made more turquoise and silver jewelry than you, or most people as a whole.

During what you termed as a discussion, I described characteristics and features, and you countered with images of works without comment on the features that would support which nation would have more likely produced the piece.

You seemed convinced of your position, but were either unwilling or unable to support it other than to post images of Zuni work incorporating twisted wire. That is what in my opinion earned you the whitesplaining shot.

BTW, The Weekoty piece is made almost certainly with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, notice the matrix is derived from quartz? It makes the turquoise very hard, and less porous, thus holds it color well. The cabachons on either end are somewhat softer, thus more porous. Softer turquoise will absorb more oils, and alter color. It doesn’t necessarily mean it from a different mine, but more likely from a softer part of the turquoise vein.

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