This handcrafted pendant features an absolutely incredible piece of Royston Turquoise that is filled with swirls of green and brown. The stone itself measures approximately 15mm x 15mm. It has been made with a solid sterling silver 16 gauge (1.4mm) bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver bezel setting and a sterling silver twisted trim. The piece has then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable black organic cotton cord, so it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and anything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Pendant Length: 26mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 20mm approx.
💎ROYSTON 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.
The Royston Mining District is located in Nevada, outside of Tonapah.The Royston District covers several miles of mountain range, and is considered to produce some of the highest quality turquoise in the world. Royston is known for its beautiful colours ranging from deep green to rich, light blues set off by a heavy brown matrix or a golden brown matrix. It is also known for the rare blue to green fade that can be found in one rock or cabochon.