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Sierra Nevada Turquoise + Sterling Silver + Clip On Charm Pendant

Sierra Nevada Turquoise + Sterling Silver + Clip On Charm Pendant

Regular price $105.00 USD
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Sierra Nevada Turquoise + Sterling Silver + Clip On Charm Pendant 

A beautiful blue Sierra Nevada Turquoise is set in my hand fabricated old fashioned skeleton key design! Each of my 'KEYS' is totally unique and one-of-a-kind - none are identical! 

+ There is some matrix and possible surface imperfection as is typical with most turquoise. +

What is Sierra Nevada Turquoise?

 The Otteson family owns several turquoise and variscite mines in central Nevada including the Sierra Nevada Turquoise mine. This nugget was mined and cut by them!

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum. Turquoise deposits probably form in more than one way. However, a typical turquoise deposit begins with hydrothermal deposition of copper sulfides. This takes place when hydrothermal fluids leach copper from a host rock, which is typically an intrusion of calk-alkaline rock with a moderate to high silica content that is relatively oxidized. The copper is redeposited in more concentrated form as a copper porphyry in which veins of copper sulfide fill joints and fractures in the rock. Deposition takes place mostly in the potassic alteration zone, which is characterized by conversion of existing feldspar to potassium feldspar and deposition of quartz and micas at a temperature of 400–600 °C (752–1,112 °F)

This charm comes with a sterling silver (made in Italy) lobster clasp!

Clip to your favorite charm necklace, necklace chain, bag, bracelet, etc! The possibilities are endless. 

Choose one of these: Stainless steel bead chain OR stainless steel box chain if needed! 

Size: approximately 1 and 3/4 inches long.  Please refer to photos of piece next to ruler and quarter for size reference. 

Clasp is 12 mm x 6mm so a nice sturdy size but not too big!

One Of a Kind!!! 

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Additional Info:

Azteca Designs jewelry is hand-fabricated one unique piece at a time by me!  Most of my work features intentional oxidation and patina. This finish is not meant to be removed, however, a small polishing cloth is included with silver jewelry orders and you may use this to gently clean your silver jewelry if it begins to tarnish. 

Some gemstones are more delicate than others. Please wear pieces with care. I recommend removing all jewelry before strenuous activity or bathing/swimming.

Most orders ship in 1-3 business days.

Please contact me with any questions you may have PRIOR to making your purchase!