This handcrafted pendant features an absolutely incredible piece of Sierra Nevada Turquoise that is a brilliant bright blue. The stone itself measures approximately 23mm x 15mm, and the setting has been made with a solid sterling silver bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver bezel around the stone, and a sterling silver trims and ball accents. 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. This means that 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: 38mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 24mm approx.
💎 SIERRA NEVADA 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 Sierra Nevada turquoise mine is located high up in the mountains between the Candelaria and Apache Blue mines in Nevada, USA. It is known for producing visually exquisite stones with a huge variety in colours ranging from a clear light blue to a deep, vibrant green. The matrix patterns in Sierra Nevada Turquoise are equally stunning in their variety, and can range from brown, gold and black, making them perfect for exquisite pieces of jewellery.