Turquoise Mountain Turquoise Sunflower Fields Ring - Size 9
A truly special piece of turquoise* from the Turquoise Mountain mine is the centerpiece of this sterling silver ring. This turquoise is rare and collectible to begin with (read more about this mine below), but this stone is also particularly high quality with the sky blue hues swirled with lime green water webbing (when the matrix of a turquoise stone is made up of another shade of turquoise). This phenomenon is ideal in material from this mine. Above the stone sits a beautifully cast sterling sunflower, accompanied by two hand cut sterling leaves. It is intuitive to me to work with sunflowers at this time of year, because in my mind they are the perfect flower for the time between summer and fall. Liminal spaces - where one realm or one time meets another - and the things that occur and grow in those spaces, were held in hallowed regard by the ancient Celts. I feel that same sacredness and balance in them as well. The creation of these rings, like most of my pieces, are a meditation on ancient practice, a creative ritual for this time of year, and an ode to something sacred to me. This scene sits atop a wide sterling band, of which my maker's mark and .925 for sterling adorn the inside. Rustically darkened, sanded, and polished to highlight the details, this ring is perfect for those who want to feel close to the earth and its seasons.
*Please note that this stone has subtle natural pitting as is common in some turquoise.
-- Details -- Size 9. Please note that wide bands tend to feel more snug than standard bands, so some people prefer to size up slightly. Sterling silver. Natural turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain mine in Arizona. Ring face measures 1 11/16 inches tall. You will receive the pictured ring.
-- About the Turquoise Mine -- Located deep within a mountain peak in Arizona, the Turquoise Mountain mine is aptly named. It is known for producing all ranges of blue stones, and even some forest green and lime green material. Along with rare "water webbing", when one color of turquoise is the matrix of another, the rare "birdseye" phenomenon occurs in this material from time to time, where lighter blue is surrounded by darker blue, mimicking the appearance of a bird's eye. A classic American Southwestern mine, this material is vital for any turquoise 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.