This 21 carat Cripple Creek turquoise exhibits green tones, complemented by a light brown matrix. The distinct appearance and rarity of turquoise from this Colorado mine make it an attractive addition to any turquoise collection. It is set on strong, 20 gauge sterling silver with a hand-sawed, serrated bezel, surrounded by twist wire with a sterling raindrop. The double ring band is strong, will not lose its shape and fits true to size. This is a solid ring to withstand busy hands!
- A little over an inch high (30mm)
- 1 inch wide (25mm)
- The double wire ring band is 6mm wide.
Fun Fact: Situated in Teller County, Colorado, the Cripple Creek Turquoise Mine stands out as one of the few exceptional turquoise mines in the state. Initially discovered as a byproduct of gold mining, the mine has produced turquoise stones with intriguing characteristics. Early examples of Cripple Creek turquoise are said to have featured gold matrix, adding a unique touch to these precious gems.