Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings

Pinecone Hoops - Natural Fox Turquoise and Sterling Earrings

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ABOUT THE ART

Simple little hoops made with Natural Fox Turquoise and two petite pinecones, cast from the real things. These beauties truly go with everything.

ITEM DETAILS

  • .925 Sterling Silver, marked to ensure authenticity.
  • Natural Fox Lake Turquoise
  • Lightweight 3/4 inch hoop, 22 gauge wire.
  • Handmade in Maine in my home studio. 

MORE ABOUT THE ART

while these may just look like simple little earrings, they’re far more special than that…

These lightweight hoops feature two petite pinecones cast in sterling silver & suspended amongst a bevy of bright turquoise beads. I foraged these tiny adolescent Red Pine cones two years ago, from the top of the VERY SAME peak we now ski on the regular.

We too had embarked on a ski tour that day, our first time to the glade. We had experienced a day that truly showcased the magic of Maine, & I had a pocket full of tiny momentos to cast & create into jewelry. That was one of the many days that convinced us that we belonged in Maine.

I finally kept a pair of these for myself & they quickly became my everyday earrings. I rarely take them off- and they are perfect for adding a bit of flair in the backcountry, whilst staying on & staying put under a ski helmet or hat.

Little did I know that now, present day, I would be wearing those very same earrings whilst whirring past that very same tree on that very same mountain near our brand new house in the very same state that we get to call HOME!

How full circle is that? 


ABOUT THE STONE

FOX TURQUOISE: The Old Fox mine is located in Lander County near Cresent Valley, Nevada. It was first mined in prehistoric times by the indigenous people, who used the large nuggets in adornments and ceremonies. In the 1940's, Dowell Ward purchased and developed the old Cortez turquoise claims and since, it has has been one of the largest producing mines in Nevada. Fox turquoise is quite stable and runs from shades of green to an aqua blue color.


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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