This handcrafted pendant features an absolutely incredible piece of Sonoran Gold Turquoise that is filled with the most beautiful shade of blue, green and caramel. The stone itself measures approximately 17mm x 12mm, and the setting It has been made with a solid sterling silver bail, a thick sterling silver hand-sawed backing, a fine silver bezel around the stone, and ball accents created from molten sterling silver and brass. 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, so 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: 30mm approx.
Total Pendant Width: 17mm approx.
💎SONORAN GOLD 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.
Sonoran Gold Turquoise is mined in Sonora, Mexico near the city of Cananea. It is known mostly for its eye-catching and gorgeous shades of green and brown, with the occasional splotch of blue or fleck of Pyrite.