Hand-crafted from solid sterling silver sheet and solid sterling silver wire. This mountain silhouette was hand sawed and sits inside a hand fabricated ring. Also inside the ring sits 6 Kingman turquoise beads from Arizona. The pendant hangs from a hand-crafted hinge. This pendant was oxidized and finished by hand to make the colors of the stones pop. Wearable art that is truly one of a kind. Hand fabricated jewelry is a product of time, patience, and accumulated knowledge, making each piece irreplaceable.
Pendant will come on a solid sterling silver oxidized rolo chain (16", or 18").
Pendant Measurement - ~ 1.5 inch
"Stone hammers found in the Mohave County, northwest of Kingman, AZ prove that Kingman turquoise was first mined by Native Americans as early as 600 a.d. Today the mine is owned and operated by Colbaugh Processing.Chuck Colbaugh found the artifacts in May of 1962, and Mr. Colbaugh’s grandson, Marty Colbaugh, operates the mine today. This long time mining family also owns Ithaca Peak Turquoise mine, and the Turquoise Mountain mine.Kingman turquoise sets an industry standard for blue matrix turquoise. The mine became famous for its nuggets, which few mines produce.Today, the Kingman turquoise is highly prized and sought after by collectors everywhere, and it's one of the more easily recognized American Turquoises." -Sunwest Silver