Orange Kyanite and Ivory Creek Variscite Ring
+About this piece:
Orange kyanite is found in Tanzania and is somewhat rare. It’s orange color comes from manganese deposits in the stone. This rose-cut, faceted kyanite is a beauty, paired with a lovely piece of coffee-and-cream colored ivory creek variscite. The creamy color of the variscite is very soothing. This piece is embellished with a hand fabricated twig, fabricated roses, droplets and leaves and set on a double layer of sterling. The back is textured and adorned with a small bird, hand forged from a vintage mold, and my maker’s mark. The textured band is set with an orange, faceted, hessonite garnet.
This ring best fits a size 7 and is not adjustable. Wide bands can feel snug to some wearers. The face of the ring is approximately 40mm by 26mm.
+All sterling. Genuine gemstones. Hallmarked. One-of-a-kind. Hand built in the heart of the West.
+About this collection:
The pieces in this collection were inspired by the beauty of a somewhat new, and somewhat rare stone called ivory creek variscite. Variscite is a cousin to turquoise, with a slightly different mineral content. It usually presents in shades of ivory with tints of chocolate, grey, green and blue-green. Ivory creek, however, is found in shades of white, cream and taupe, sometimes with hints of teal, and can contain beautiful veining in shades of charcoal. It takes a very high shine with a smooth, glossy surface. The calming beauty of this stone led me to combine it’s neutral colors with other gemstones, creating a nature imbued collection that invokes a sense of peace and harmony.
+ 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 pool, shower, while cleaning, during strenuous activities such as sports, or in the water.
+ Sun, heat, lotions, sunscreen and chemicals can affect stones negatively. Clean silver (not stones) with a gentle polishing cloth, especially for jewelry (Sunshine polishing cloth is recommended).