Hand-crafted from 14k gold fill and solid sterling silver wire, these earrings contain natural turquoise nuggets straight from the Kingman Mine in Arizona. Earrings hang from solid sterling silver hinged ear wires.
Earring Measurement - ~ 1.125 inch (not including ear wire)
Hand fabricated jewelry is a product of time, patience, and accumulated knowledge, making each piece irreplaceable.
"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