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Shooting Star Fringe Pendant- Natural New Lander Turquoise Necklace
ITEM DETAILS -.925 Sterling Silver -Stamped with my maker's mark for authenticity -Hangs on a 24" Sterling Silver Chain with a lobster clasp. -High Grade New Lander Turquoise -Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio
ABOUT THE ART Inspired by my travels in Chile and Argentina these necklaces mark a shift in style: a deep color palette paired with celestial motifs. Each stone is thoughtfully curated, reminiscent of the majestic night skies of Patagonia.
ABOUT THE STONES NEW LANDER: Technically speaking, New Lander stone almost always consists of chalcosiderite, not turquoise. But, like variscite, chalcosiderite is related to turquoise and occurs in deposits similar to turquoise so it is marketed along with turquoise. It occurs in both nuggets and large veins and seams and ranges in color from white to yellow to light brown and green. Virtually all New Lander is heavily matrixed with the matrix forming predominantly coarse lines. Some ﬁne spider-webbed material is found which is generally considered to be more valuable than the typical coarsely webbed with white/yellow/brown/ green patches which is most commonly found.
A NOTE ON WEAR I have chosen high quality materials to create a piece of artful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Although crafted with the adventurous spirit in mind, please take care while wearing my pieces as natural stones can be delicate. To prolong the life of your piece, I suggest you remove it while swimming, hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, skydiving or whatever other crazy and rigorous adventure you find yourself on!
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