Nestled in the rolling Cerrillos Hills just south of Santa Fe NM, The Cerrillos Turquoise Mines are the oldest and most prolific prehistoric mines in North America. Revered for centuries, Cerrillos Turquoise was carried great distances from the Turquoise Trail along ancient trade routes. Sacred Aztec and Mayan ceremonial pieces are adorned with this precious stone, as are Spain's crown jewels.
Around the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany & Co. recognized this prized natural gem's beauty and value. Cerrillos Turquoise was featured in their jewelry collections, and it is what inspired the classic "blue box" color that is synonymous with Tiffany & Co. to this day.
Our collection of nugget centerpieces are unique little gems — rough tumbled and then polished to an incredible shine by a local lapidary exclusively for us. The turquoise is natural and untreated, and you'll find that this gem-quality turquoise is much harder, making it less delicate and more wearable.
SANTA FE centerpiece Cerrillos turquoise nugget 5.0ct, neck 0mm, Cha21
SANTA FE Cerrillos Turquoise Nugget Centerpiece
Each piece of turquoise is one-of-a-kind and is sold on a first-come basis. All turquoise offered is natural and untreated. Delivery time for a custom set piece is approximately 14 days.
Little to no photo editing has been done to the turquoise images to best represent their most authentic nature. Please contact us for additional photos.