Ribbon Turquoise Earrings

Desert Bloom Designs Boutique

My Story:  My studio sits in the Foothills of Tucson, Arizona, where I find my inspiration every day.  I love the colors and the textures from nature that surround me and try to recreate the desert in my glass and jewelry.  I love gemstones and rocks of all colors and shapes.  And for this colection I have chosen some very  special stones.  I have a bad habit of buying beautiful stones and then hoarding them for that very special piece.  Well, the day has arrived and I have created some pieces that allow these gemstones to shine.

The Stone:  Ribbon Turquoise is simply when a stone cutter takes natural Vein Turquoise (Turquoise in its natural host rock) and cuts in the direction to create the vein going through the rock like a ribbon or splotches of turquoise in the host rock.  These ribbon turquoise are a softened triangular shape and measure 5/8 inch long and 5/8 inch at it's widest.

The Setting:  Sterling silver bezel set.  Each piece is unique and crafted with attention to detail.  As with all handmade items there will be variations.

This pair:  These earrings are symmetric.  Both stones match in size with beautiful ribbons of turquoise

The earrings hang approximately 1 1/8 inch.