Hand-crafted from sterling silver sheet and sterling silver wire. Hand set in fine silver is a small No.8 Mine Turquoise stone. Hand-stamped mountain peak and hammered edges. These earrings hang from hand-crafted sterling silver ear wires. Lightweight, simple, yet full of character.
Earring Length: ~.9 in.
Total Length: ~ 1.7 in.
Hand fabricated jewelry is a product of time, patience, and accumulated knowledge, making each piece irreplaceable.
"The first formal claim was filed on this Nevada mine in 1929. The mine was operational for years, producing large nuggets and beautiful spider-web matrix turquoise.In 1950, while looking for copper, the Edgars discovered a deposit of high-grade turquoise that is still legendary today.The Edgars weren’t the first to operate the No.8 mine. It passed hands many times, coming to rest in the hands of Dowell Ward. Today, the mine is considered to be depleted and is no longer operational.No.8 turquoise varies from light to dark blue, but is best known for its high grade, hard light blue stone with a fine spider web matrix.Recognized largely by its spectacular webbing, No.8 also produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise ever found." -Sunwest Silver