This handcrafted pendant features the most gorgeous piece of heart-shaped Royston Ribbon Turquoise, that measures approximately 16mm x 16mm. It has been made with a solid sterling silver bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing and a fine silver serrated bezel around the stone. The piece has then been sanded smooth 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 wok, 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: 16mm approx.
💎 ROYSTON RIBBON 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 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.