This is a one of kind pair of turquoise and .925 Sterling Silver Earrings using top-notch turquoise and Royston Ribbon Turquoise matched pair stones. Statement earrings with 10X12mm Opalina posts on top, with dangles of bezel-set Royston Ribbon turquoise drops (approx 16X22mm). A comfortable post-drop turquoise earring design disperses the weight of these stunning western stones. All traditional silversmithing is done in my Baltimore, MD studio.
Royston Ribbon Turquoise is a truly unique and special gift of the earth to us, taken from the famous Royston Turquoise mine in Nevada. These 2 cabochons are nearly the mirror image of each other -- the lapidary artist has done a beautiful job here making sure of a beautiful match. The gorgeous, deep blue "river" of turquoise runs through the stone and feels like a burst of energy when you see them move in person. One of my favorite pairs -- a true collectible as carefully cut American turquoise becomes more and more rare.
Royston Ribbon stones measure 16mmx22mm
Opalina stones measure approximately 10x12mm
Total length 1 3/4 in.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
All jewelry designs are created using natural gemstones. There will be some natural variation in the jewelry. Our best is done to represent colors and markings in our photos. At Linda Blackbourn Jewelry, I've tried my best to describe everything as accurately as possible -- in words and photos. Gemstones vary, of course, as do computer monitor screens, so there may be minor discrepancies.
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Materials: Turquoise, Stone, Silver.