Lichen on Birch Cuff - Athena Variscite Bracelet Bangle
ABOUT THE ART A thick and stunning cuff hand textured to mirror a strip of birch bark. Atop sits a simply set slice of Athena Variscite, with an incredibly uncanny resemblance to lichen atop birch bark. A wearable ode to the epitome of a New England woodland romp.
.925 Sterling Silver
Measures 7.5 inches including opening
Fits small/medium-sized wrist (6-8.5 inches.)
Textured cuff akin to birch bark
Slightly adjustable up and/or down.
High Grade Athena Variscite
Includes my maker's mark to ensure authenticity.
Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio
ABOUT THE STONES
KINGMAN: Located in Kingman, Arizona, the area has quite the history, containing some of the most far-reaching prehistoric workings found in Arizona. The ancient mines were first mined by the Native Americans and then rediscovered in the 1880s. The modern mine is surrounded by the Cerbat Mountains and is known for producing light blue to dark blue gemmy turquoise veins, with the occasional tint of green. Stones exhibit a very fine matrix with colors ranging from white to light brown to black. It is considered by many to be the best turquoise in the world, and is very hard to find in its high-grade form- thus making it a highly sought after stone.
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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