I thought and thought, and then I realized I had a lot of turquoise.
There are so many colors of turquoise, including many shades of green, nearly white, almost brown, with and without black veins.
Different mines create different colors (and quality) of turquoise. It depends on the what elements are in the soil — amount of iron versus copper, for example.
I love Native American jewelry. For me, it isn’t so much about the silver work, though I appreciate the art of it. I love the stones. The turquoise speaks to me. When I wear it, I feel more like me.