- Copper high polished copper hammered open oval 1.50" and 2-solid oval disk are 1.25"each with 4 shiny polished sterling silver open oval disk and round and cable linked chain
- 3-bezel set 18x13mm turquoise cabochon
- Necklace is adjustable and designed with 2 lobster clasps so it can be worn different lengths up to 22" total
- Signed AH
I thought about this process when my husband, Karl gave me some sterling silver that had splashed on the sides of the casting box. You can sometimes carefully extract the metal if it’s not too thin. He laid some of this on my jewelry bench and thought I might like to try creating with it, which sent my head in a whirl of designs. It lay there for some time until I was designing a link bracelet and wanted it to be different on top. When I started soldering the silver to my bracelet, I loved how the metal flowed. The abstract design along with the contrast of metals was so awesome and thus began another collection of my jewelry making.
Taking care of your copper jewelry: This piece of copper jewelry is high polished and oxidized so it will keep its patina that it has. If you want to shine it up just use a polishing cloth, which we have available under Accessories.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Although much turquoise jewelry is sleek and modern, many US consumers are familiar with the traditional jewelry of Native American peoples such as the Pueblo, Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo. People interested in Native American arts and crafts frequently collect this stylized silver jewelry.
Turquoise improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Turquoise is found in its natural state in places with dry climates around the world. It is mined in the U.S., Mexico, Iran, Chile, China, and Tibet. While the characteristics of each stone are very similar, different mines produce slight variations of turquoise.