This handcrafted statement ring features a stunning piece of Snowville Turquoise Variscite that is an incredible deep blue with a black water web. The stone itself measures approximately 17mm x 12mm, and the ring setting has been made with a solid sterling silver 4.5mm low-dome ring band, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing and a fine silver bezel surrounding the Turquoise. The ring has then been sanded and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, it is a completely unique piece made entirely by my hands, using recycled silver, cruelty-free materials, and environmentally-friendly methods!
I have created this ring in a size 6 (Australian size L 1/2), but it can also be taken to any local jeweller to be sized up or down!
💎 SNOWVILLE VARISCITE/TURQUOISE LORE:
The Snowville Mine is located in Utah in the United States. This mine is known for producing a spider-web variscite similar to Nevada material, but this material has a mix of turquoise within the variscite making the difference between Turquoise and Variscite. Therefore it shares the properties of both Turquoise and Variscite within it. Stones mined from this area are usually lime-green to dark blue, and are filled with a brilliant black water web pattern.
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.
Variscite calms and soothes the mind, therefore it is considered to be a good stone for meditation. It is also thought to be a stone that helps its wearer to think clearly and have increased perception. As well as this, it is thought to encourage self-expression and the communication of ideas. Variscite provides hope and courage, and stimulates the heart chakra, bringing unconditional love and understanding to all situations. Variscite is also thought to help with past-life exploration and memory