Turquoise Cuff with Gold Accents

$895.00

This turquoise cuff is one of a kind. Our designer used material from the Morenci mine in the turquoise cuff. It has been bezel set in 14kt yellow gold. The cuff itself is solid sterling silver. The silver has been line hammered on the sides for added detail.

Description

This turquoise cuff is one of a kind. Our designer used material from the Morenci mine in the turquoise cuff. It has been bezel set in 14kt yellow gold. The cuff itself is solid sterling silver. The silver has been line hammered on the sides for added detail.

Here at the gallery over half the store is comprised of one of a kind pieces. As a result, we tend to highlight these distinctive stones and designs. These one of a kind designs typically start with a one of a kind stone. From there our designer will create a one of kind setting. Once the metal has been cast the stones are set with the utmost care. Finally the piece is given a final polish and inspection.

Turquoise can be found all over the world. However, the most famous mines are in south west America. Turquoise received its name from Turkey. Long ago the most sought after turquoise in the world came from Persia. It was prized for its “robin’s egg” blue color and lack of matrixing. The Europeans who came to covet this beautiful material called it Turquoise because that was the point of entry into Europe.

14kt gold is a great metal for an active lifestyle. It is a harder alloy than 18kt gold. This results in less scratches and, therefore, less polishing. In comparison to 18kt, which is 75% gold, the 14kt has 58.5% gold. To that end, it is a lighter weight alloy than platinum or 18kt. 14kt gold looks great when it is brushed or polished.

Our designer, Dan Harrison, has been in the jewelry business for over 42 years. In this time he has acquired contacts from all over the world. As a result, Dan is able to acquire some of  the more rare and unique minerals and gems for his creations. Some of these gems and cabochons might not be used for weeks, months, or even years until inspiration strikes. Once the material has spoken to him Dan will start the long, arduous design process. Every step of the design and construction process is overseen personally by Mr Harrison.

 

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