This handcrafted Turquoise Pendant features a gorgeous piece of blue King's Manassa Turquoise, that measures approximately 37mm x 13mm. The pendant setting has been made with a solid sterling silver bail, a thick sterling silver backing, a fine silver bezel setting around the stone, and molten sterling silver ball accents. The pendant has then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. It hangs from a 72cm adjustable organic cotton cord, so that it can be worn as a choker, a long layering necklace, and everything in between! Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
Total Pendant Height: 23mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 37mm approx.
💎 KING'S MANASSA 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.
Kings Manassa turquoise is mined at Manassa in south central Colorado. It was originally called the Lickskillet Mine, and was one of the first Turquoise deposits found in Colorado and the Southwest as well. The Manassa mine is believed to first have been mined by the Anasazi / Ancient Pueblo Indians. It is known for its blue-green to green colour with a golden or brown, non-webbed matrix.