Hand-crafted from solid sterling silver sheet. These earrings have been sawed, soldered, and stamped by hand. The Kingman Turquoise from Arizona has been hand set in fine silver. 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. Earrings hang from solid sterling silver hinged ear wires.
Earring Measurement - ~1.25 inch (not including ear wire)
"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