Morenci Turquoise Transformation

Natural Morenci, Arizona turquoise transformation from “rough” into “cabbed” stones.

*Notice that the bottom row are the exact same stones above. Click on either picture for a closer view!

Backed Rough


First of all, these stones take shape through the use of abrasive wheels, ranging from rough grit to fine grit.  Secondly, there is some material lost when the top of the stones are made flat.

Most notably, the shine is not wax or polish, but is the result of fine grit diamond wheel sanding.  Finally, these are 100% natural (not enhanced) stones showing their true natural color.  Most notably, there is a bronze color “Devcon” which backs the stones for strength and mounting purposes.

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