These handcrafted statement earrings feature two beautiful pieces of Dry Creek Turquoise that are both a lovely shade of pale blue. The stones themselves measure approximately 17mm x 11mm each, and the settings have been made with solid sterling silver hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed backings, fine silver bezel settings around each stone, and sterling silver hoops and molten ball accents. The earrings have then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, they are a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Drop Length: 50mm approx.
Total Width: 25mm approx.
💎 DRY CREEK TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
Dry Creek Turquoise comes from a small Turquoise mine outside of Austin, Nevada in Lander County. It is not treated or colour enhanced and is revered for its light whitish - blue Turquoise color. Dry Creek Turquoise has gained much popularity over the years with its creamy white or pale blue colouring, and golden to cocoa brown matrix. High grade Dry Creek Turquoise has beautiful light brown, golden yellow or orange webbed matrix. Dry Creek Turquoise is also referred to as "Sacred Buffalo" Turquoise.