This handcrafted statement ring features a stunning piece of bright-blue Kingman Turquoise with a grey-black matrix, and a gorgeous piece of Royston Ribbon Turquoise, with a beautiful teal Turquoise stream running through the host rock. The ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 11 gauge (2.5mm) split double ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, fine silver bezel settings around both stones, and molten sterling silver ball accents. The ring has then been sanded, oxidised in parts for contrast, and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
I have created this ring in a size 9 to 9 1/4 (Australian size R 1/2 to S), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
Total Ring Face Length: 37mm approx.
Total Ring Face Width: 27mm approx.
💎KINGMAN TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors.
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 Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It is located in the Acerbate Mountains 14 miles northwest of Kingman, Arizona in the United States. It was originally discovered well over 1000 years ago and was actually part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self adornments and ceremonial items.
💎 ROYSTON RIBBON TURQUOISE LORE:
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.
Boulder Turquoise or Ribbon Turquoise is simply when a stone cutter takes natural Vein Turquoise (Turquoise in its natural host rock) and cuts in the direction to create the vein going through the rock like a ribbon or splotches of turquoise in the host rock like a Boulder Opal.