The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9
The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9
The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9
The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9
The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9
The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9

The Stone Collector Statement Ring - Natural Turquoise Cluster Ring - Size 9

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ABOUT THE ART

A tiny collection of American Turquoise set in a big & thick beautiful ring. A deep olive center slice of Sonoran Gold turquoise is surrounded clockwise from the top with Kingman, Sonoran Gold, Pinto Valley, Sonoran Gold, Carico Lake, Royston, Campitos & Sleeping Beauty turquoise. All natural, pulled straight from the earth and into your hands. Set upon a thick textured wide band in a size 9.

ITEM DETAILS

  • .925 Sterling Silver
  • Stamped with my maker's mark for authenticity
  • Ring Size 9
  • Thick Textured Ring Shank
  • HIGH GRADE, natural turquoises: Royston, Carico Lake, Sonoran Gold and High Grade Damele
  • Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio 


ABOUT THE STONES

ROYSTON: The Royston district in Nevada is one of the most well-known turquoise producing areas in the United States. The stone is found in a group of mines near the city of Tonopah. Although the district is made up of a number of small mines the three more important mines are the Royal Blue, the Bunker Hill, and the Oscar Wehrend. Royston turquoise can be unbelievably beautiful. High-grade Royston is a very hard material. Colors range from a light blue, intense blue or a dark sky blue. Also included are a number of shades of green and many times with green and blue together in one stone. The matrix includes different shades of brown. It is considered to be some of the best American Turquoise, and therefore highly collectible.

CARICO LAKE: The Carico Lake mine is located in Lander County, Nevada. It is located near on the since dried up lake bed of Carico Lake, of which comes it's modern name. In it's history, the mine also has been known as the Aurora Mine and the Stone Cabin Mine. The turquoise emanating from this mine ranges from light green to a bright sky blue blue; it's host rock of limonite creates a light matrix. Although today the Carico Lake mine is one the largest turquoise mines in Nevada, high-grade turquoise from this mine is still fairly uncommon, making the stones in these earrings highly collectible and sought after.

DAMELE: The Damele is a small mine about 30 miles northeast of Austin, Nevada. It sits adjacent to the Godber-Burnham claim. Very little Damele is being produced today and presently much is cut from older rough that can still be found from various turquoise dealers and collectors. Most of the material found today is a variscite, although some turquoise is still available. Damele is extremely hard, takes a nice polish and comes in a variety of colors from yellow, gold, greens and grays with a fine spider webbing. At its best it can be a beautiful gemstone. It is a well known mine with highly sought after cabochons.


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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