Wintry Woodland Ring - Size 6.75 - Natural New Lander Variscite
ABOUT THE ART
Inspired by the richly hued winter landscapes of New England, these rings echo the shifting seasons. Each stone is reminiscent of frozen lichen, icy streams, freshly cut firewood, cold night skies & deep green forests. They are crafted with thick sterling & ample texture, with several set upon sterling twig shanks cast from real branches foraged in NH, MA & VT. Made to carry a bit of Northwoods wintertide with you wherever you roam.
.925 Sterling Silver
Ring size 6.75 (thick shanks tend to fit more snugly)
Thick, hand textured ring shank
Marked with my maker's mark to ensure authenticity
Naturally webbed New Lander Variscite
Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio
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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