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.