For those who spent their childhoods collecting rocks and shells in glass jars, for those who are moved by the crashing of waves and the pulling of tides, for those who are fascinated by sunken treasures, for the beachcomber in us all. This handmade sterling pendant features old stock natural turquoise from the uber rare and collectible Blue Gem mine, paired with a striking piece of wampum, the purple and white quahog clam shell native to the shores of the Northeastern US. Accompanying the turquoise and wampum duo is a cast sterling starfish. Hand stamped onto the back of the bottle are a scallop shell, my maker's mark, and .925 for sterling. This piece was created with those who wish to keep the magic of the sea close to them in mind. This piece has been darkened and rustically sanded to heighten its sunken treasure vibe.
-- Details -- Sterling silver. Natural Blue Gem turquoise. Natural wampum, or quahog clam shell. Pendant measures 2 3/8 inches tall including bail. 22 inch sterling chain and clasp. Please note that due to factors such as neck and bust size, torso length, etc. a certain chain length may appear slightly longer or shorter on the model than it will on you. You will receive the pictured pendant.
-- About the Turquoise Mine -- The Blue Gem mine is located in Nevada, and is best known for its vivid blue turquoise, although it produced green material as well. This hard, clear material was of such high quality that it rarely needed stabilization, and the mine went 800 feet underground which is incredibly deep in the earth for turquoise to form. This classic Southwestern mine was completely depleted by the 1970's, and is incredibly rare to find on the market now. A must-have for any serious turquoise jewelry collection.
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*As with all handmade jewelry, my pieces are delicate and should not be worn during strenuous activity or in water. Please take care to remove all pieces while swimming, bathing, washing hands, playing sports, etc.