Graceful copper oval earrings that feature genuine turquoise drops. The earrings start with hand fabricated copper pieces…hand sawn & etched in our studio. Next, the copper ovals are oxidized & steel wool polished to a mellow gleam. Finally, the copper is paired with drops of turquoise. In addition to free form nuggets of old Morenci (AZ) turquoise, there’s also round of greenish Chinese turquoise.
Morenci Turquoise is mined in southeastern Arizona. It is high to light blue in color. Morenci has an unusual matrix of irregular black pyrite that, when polished, often looks like silver. Morenci turquoise is well known because it was one of the first American turquoises to come on the market. It is very difficult to obtain now because the mine is depleted. It is a collectible turquoise.
These simple yet elegant earrings measure 2″ (5.08 cm) in total length, including their hand formed, oxidized sterling ear wires.
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