A little bit Southwest -- A little bit Rock and Roll. Chunky and fun -- easy to wear -- totally unique. Fantastic cut and quality White Buffalo (10mm X 17mm) with three, 3mm Campitos turquoise. Our most comfy shank. Ring top measures 3/4 X 5/8 inches. All metal .925 Sterling Silver. Traditional silver work done in my Kensington, MD studio.
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 its 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.
Spiny Oyster was used by Native American artists to make inlays in fine jewelry. It comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus varius. Like many other bivalve mollusks, the soft, meaty interior of Spondylus is edible, so the Spiny Oyster’s valued for its hard, outer shell as well as its interior meat. Despite its name, the Spiny Oyster’s much more closely related to the scallop than to the true oyster.
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