New Lander Chalcosiderite and Sterling Ring adj 8
+Artist's Sample Sale: The pieces in this sale include one-offs, class samples and pieces from my personal collection that I found difficult to part with, at discounted prices!
This one has been in my personal collection for quite a long time. I just couldn't part with those stones! One of my very favorite stones, this ring is set with three pieces of absolutely spectacular, new lander chalcosiderite (sometimes called variscite). New lander, a cousin to turquoise, takes a very hard, lovely shine. The black and white matrix in these particular stones, and the creamy, dreamy greens, make this ring expecially striking. The matrix patten in the top stone reminds me of a tall, evergreen tree. The middle and bottom stones are reminiscent of of a flowing river, or tree roots. I've set them simply, to feature the beautiful stones, on a triple layer of silver. The back, and wide band, are beautifully patterned and set with my hallmark. The top is approximately 50mm by 20mm.
Adjustable size 8.
All sterling. Hallmarked. One-of-a-kind. Hand built in the heart of the West.
+About new lander:
New lander is a form of chalcosiderite, a cousin to turquoise, that grows alongside turquoise and can be distinguished from both turquoise and variscite by color variations. It features unique greens, as well as oranges and yellows, with a beautiful black matrix. The patterns of this stone make it very striking. Stones from the new lander mine are high, jewelry-grade quality and are highly sought after.
+ All pieces are slowly and carefully handmade, in my studio in Sheridan, Wyoming. Because of this, each piece is unique and may contain the slight imperfections that you would expect with a handcrafted item. Perfectly imperfect!
+ As with all handmade jewelry, please be mindful to take care of it. It should not be worn in the shower, while cleaning, during strenuous activities such as sports, or in the water.
+ Sun, heat, lotions and chemicals can affect stones negatively. Clean silver (not stones) with a gentle polishing cloth, especially for jewelry (Sunshine polishing cloth is recommended).