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Map the world in the pale matrix of these robin's egg blue turquoise drops from the Evans Mine in Baja.
Approximate length: 1.25"
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The 18kt Harvest Goddess earrings are based on an East Indian Amulet.
Approximate diameter: .75"
Inspired by ancient Greek coins depicting horses, these 18kt gold earrings embody the majesty of this archetypal symbol.
Approximate diameter: .625"
Highly refined 18kt gold earrings inspired by the texture of a sea urchin.
Approximate size: .875" x .625"
These sophisticated earrings are an 18kt reproduction of the Greek Athena coin.
Approximate diameter: .75"
A portion of the proceeds of your purchase will benefit the Santa Fe Raptor Center.
The inspiration for these stunning earrings is the ancient Ethiopian cross. Although substantial in size, they are intentionally balanced to be very comfortable. They are fashioned from 18kt gold and set with red rubies (available with diamonds-price will vary).
Approximate size: 1.625" x .75"
These 18kt Hawk Earrings, rendered in exquisite detail, are modeled after designs found in Egyptian iconography.
Approximate size: .625" x 1.25"
A portion of the proceeds of your purchase will benefit The Wildlife Center.
Tiny rounds of turquoise from the Blue Boy Mine in Nevada are bezeled in 18kt gold.
Approximate length: .125"
A minimalist meditation in oxidized silver and 18kt gold, featuring Carico Lake turquoise and white diamonds .06 ctw., by Robin Waynee.
Approximate length: 2"
We sometimes hear someone remark that turquoise jewelry is a "fad", or that they don't wear "Indian jewelry."
Well, if turquoise is a fad, it's got to be the longest running trend ever, as history records its popularity over 7,000 years ago! Archeologists have recorded that the oldest known piece of jewelry is a gold and turquoise bracelet found on the arm of a mummified Egyptian Queen, around 5000 B.C.
The area once known as Persia, today's Iran, has been producing gem quality turquoise for centuries, as has China.
Native Americans have worked the stone since before the time of Christ. When the Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo people learned silversmithing from the Spaniards in the 1800's, the stone was incorporated into their pieces. This jewelry was the precursor to the work we identify today as Indian jewelry.
Cerrillos, New Mexico is thought to be the location of the oldest turquoise mines in the country. Prior to the 1920's, the state was the country's largest producer; it is more or less exhausted today.
Arizona currently produces the most turquoise of value domestically. Two mines exist in the state; one is the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, the other is the Kingman Mine that operates alongside a copper mine outside of the city. There are many other mines throughout the Southwest, many of which have been exhausted.
Turquoise is made up of phosphorus, copper, and aluminum. The copper is the mineral responsible for the identifying robin's egg blue color that is so valued in the stone.
The mother rock, or matrix, can often be seen running throughout the stone in a network pattern, adding interest and enhancing the beauty of the turquoise.
Most turquoise on the market today has had some kind of treatment to enhance or stabilize the stone. These procedures reduce the value of the stone in varying degrees.
Only about six percent of stones today are what we call "natural turquoise". These have not been altered in any way from their natural state. Stabilizing the turquoise is done by impregnating the stone with an epoxy-type substance to make it more durable.
It is important that when purchasing turquoise jewelry that the salesperson is able to relate if the piece has been treated, or is natural.
Being a phosphate mineral, turquoise is inherently fragile and sensitive to solvents; perfume and other cosmetics will attack the finish and may alter the color of turquoise gems, as will skin oils and most commercial jewelry cleaning fluids. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight may discolor or dehydrate turquoise. Care should be taken when wearing such jewels: Cosmetics, sunscreen, and hair spray should be applied before putting on turquoise jewelery.
After use, turquoise should be gently cleaned with a soft cloth to avoid a build up of residue, and should be stored in its own container to avoid being scratched by harder gems. Turquoise can also be adversely affected if stored in an airtight container-it likes to breathe.
Every aspect of this stunning turquoise and 18kt gold set is hand made with traditional tools, by artist Michael Grant.
The necklace offers elegant details: The double strand portion of the necklace features hand carved turquoise beads interspersed with bezel set turquoise beads. The clasp is elegantly fitted with gold end caps and a wire-wrapped hook and eye embellished with a bezel set turquoise spacer.
Approximate length: 20"
The earrings are spectacular: Voluminous ovals of finely matrixed turquoise are bezel set in 18kt gold.
Approximate length: 1.25"
Powder blue turquoise with copper matrix from the #8 mine in Nevada was hand carved into barrels and disks, and strung with 18kt beads to make a stunning necklace, from Michael Grant.
Approximate length: 24"
The light that is generated from these rose cut brown diamonds 8.66 ctw. is hypnotic! Set in 18kt gold and embellished with white diamonds, these heart-shaped beauties can not be topped.
Approximate size: .875"H x .625"W
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Five ancient bronze Roman coins are set in 22kt gold and complemented with a rose cut red ruby. Additional rubies and diamonds enhance the hand made clasp.
Total length: 8"
Stand back, friends, because this is over-the-top fabulous! A stately piece of Chinese turquoise with dramatic black matrix is set in satiny 18kt gold with a cleverly distressed faux finish...the grace note is a row of whispery white diamonds .03 ctw.
These fabulous 18kt earrings are made of highly coveted turquoise from the Queen Copper Mine in Bisbee, Arizona that has been closed to mining since 1975. The mine is, however, open for tours!
Transcendent blue Persian turquoise with bezel set white diamonds in 18kt gold.
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An absolutely luscious ruby cabochon is the piece de resistance in this 18kt gold ring. This ring has substance, style, and is extremely wearable thanks to the tapered shank.
Turquoise and gold...we never tire of the combination!
These ten natural turquoise stones are set in 18kt gold and form a beautiful, comfortable, and stunning bracelet.
Twinkling,natural copper and hematite crystals create the "schiller", or iridescence, in this beautiful Oregon sunstone ring. The 10 carat cabochon is set in 18kt gold, and graced with additonal sunstones and diamonds around the rim.
An absolutely incredible creation! This ring,designed by Norah Pierson, is an expertly carved Pueblo Adobe in 18kt gold, with a luminous pearl "snow " roof.
These stacking bands are made by Ara, a handcraft studio in Turkey. They are made from oxidized sterling silver and 24kt gold, available in a variety of stones.
Wearable, chic and very fun to mix and match with Golden Eye rings.
Current sizes: 5.75-6.5
A generous pear-shaped swath of striking blue-green excites the senses in our 18kt gold and diamond Be Mine Ring.
Color-saturated natural gem silica is the star attraction in this 18kt gold and diamond Be Mine Ring.The stone derives its color from the presence of copper.
Vintage turquoise from the Bisbee mine in Arizona is set in an 18kt gold bezel, perched atop a textured sterling silver shank with gold beads...made by Michael Grant.
Orange and golden brown hues intermingle in our luminous Fire Agate Be Mine Ring in 22kt gold.
One of a series of sassy stackers, this Be Mine Ring features a rose cut orange diamond .85 cts. in 22kt gold.
A beautifully dappled piece of Blue Diamond turquoise rests in a softly ridged 18kt gold setting, trimmed with a crescent of gold beads.
A tribute to the sea...18kt gold Turban Shell Rings.
Clockwise from top left:
R0945GL Large Turban Shell Ring $2985.00
R0944G Medium Turban Shell Ring $1740.00 Not Available
R0943AB Small Turban Shell Ring $860
R0943A Open Turban Shell Ring $1080 Not Available
A distinctive piece of Cloud Nine turquoise is encircled with gold beads and white diamonds .04 ctw. in 18kt gold.
Light glimmers from within a dusky blue sapphire 1.66 cts. bezeled in 18kt gold, held aloft by a gold shank paved with rows of gleaming white diamonds .06 ctw.
If you're looking for a unique stacker, look no further...glowing orange and green fire agate is enrobed in 22kt gold...try it alone or stacked with brown diamonds...
A bold and beautiful ring. 18kt gold Russian Cross ring with brown diamonds.
18kt. Gold Russian Cross Ring
Current size 7
May be sized 6-8
A pink sapphire .39 cts. blushes prettily from within an 18kt gold bezel. Tiny white diamonds .06 ctw. whisper sweet nothings into an 18kt gold shank.
A small kidney bean of a stone showing striking flashes of green and orange, the result of alternating layers of iron oxide and silica, is bezel set in sumptuous 22kt gold.
A trio of diamonds in white, brown, and cognac .89 ctw. perch upon an 18kt gold band bedecked with pave white diamonds.
Sometimes simplicity strikes a chord that you want to hear again and again...a rose cut black diamond .67 cts. is bezeled in 18kt gold and shanked with pave white diamonds .06 ctw. for an elegant stand alone band or a sleek stacker.
A beautifully proportioned ring from Michael Grant...textured sterling silver and 18kt gold provide the perfect backdrop for a dreamy piece of Sleeping Beauty turquoise.
A mystical offering from Molly Burger...an unusual mushroom tourmaline, pink with a dusky core,lies at the center of a metal orb composed of 22kt gold and oxidized sterling silver. The core of the tourmaline appears to move when viewed through the triangular opening at the top of the ring. The ring's shank is lined in lustrous 18kt gold.
Isn't he just adorable? Our little Otter Ring is available in sterling silver, and can be made in 18kt gold as well.
Current size: 8
A most spectacular 51.46 ct., honey-colored, golden beryl is the center of this intricate ring designed by Amy Bertelli.
The sides of the honeycomb are embellished with buzzing little bees and andradite garnets.
Created in 18kt and 22kt gold, it is currently a size 6.
The ring you've been looking for...a bright ruby caboshon is flanked by fiery little diamonds .06 ctw. in 18kt gold, perfect for stacking or as a stand alone.
The Sterling Silver Russian Cross Ring makes a bold statement with its inlaid black diamonds. Also available in 18kt gold.
Current size 8.5
May be sized 7.5-9.5
Rings > Gallery of Stacks
The soft ardor of spring rain comes to life in this glistening pastel stack-up.
ION018 Platinum White diamond Eternity Band $2250
RC476 18kt Blue Sapphire Be Mine Ring $1750
RC468 18kt Pink Sapphire Be Mine Ring $1495
RR0102 18kt Diamond Eternity Band $2100
RC470 Blue Star Sapphire Be Mine Ring $1800
ION016 Natural Pink Diamond Platinum Eternity Band $2925
RC469 Pink Sapphire Be Mine Ring $1495
The handsome 18kt gold Coil Band is a stylized geometric spiral, simple and elegant.
This little angel of a ring goes with everything...a yellow rose cut diamond .63 cts. is flanked by tiny diamonds in 18kt gold.
A glittering rose cut black diamond 1.38 cts. is nestled in a 22kt gold bezel and winged with twinkling white diamonds .06 ctw.
The Kashmir Diamond Pear Ring is the epitome of palatial simplicity. A stunning white diamond 1.00 ct. is bezel set in platinum, framed in satiny 18kt gold, and mounted on a simple gold shank. The ring can be worn alone or stacked.
Glowing opal eyes animate our Rattlesnake Ring. Distinctive markings shine in 18kt gold.
"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along."
The 18kt gold Ancient Paths Ring has a primordial beauty that lives up to its name.