Manassa turquoise is some of the highest quality turquoise in the world, and comes from King’s Mine outside of Manassa, Colorado. The area was mined by local tribes for centuries until it fell out of use. It was rediscovered in 1890 and has been operated by the King family ever since.
The King Manassa Mine is known for its vibrant, rich turquoise deposits which imbues Manassa turquoise jewelry with iconic deep emerald colored stones and gold veining. Since the mine hasn’t been operational in over a decade, Manassa turquoise is becoming increasingly rare and valuable.
Our Manassa turquoise jewelry shows off these spectacular stones in bold statement rings, pendants, cuffs, and earrings. The ornate Native American silverworking beautifully contrasts with the organic forms of the turquoise stones to create completely unique designs.
The Tribes That Work with Us
At Southwest Silver Gallery, we pride ourselves on offering beautiful, authentic, Native American jewelry. We work only with the most highly skilled craftsmen from the local Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and Santo Domingo tribes to source our gorgeous pieces. Most of our jewelry is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity that guarantees its legitimacy.