Pinecone Hoops - Carico Lake Turquoise and Sterling Earrings
ABOUT THE ART
✨Simple little hoops made with natural Carico Lake Turquoise, these beauties go with everything- and are affordable too!
.925 Sterling Silver, marked to ensure authenticity.
Carico Lake Turquoise.
1" hoop, 20 gauge
Handmade in Massachusetts in my home studio.
ABOUT THE STONE 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.
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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