Tyrone Turquoise Sterling Silver Statement Ring
This stunning piece of Tyrone turquoise (37 ct.) is amazing. It will be a beautiful accessory no matter the season due to the rich browns, light green and brilliant sky blues that make up the stone. The stone is set in a sterling silver castellated bezel accented and surrounded by silver flowers. The shank is made of a comfortable wide simple and comfortable band. Can be worn with a stunning Tyrone bar pendant ( see listing photo included in this listing).
Tyrone turquoise is mined outside of Silver City in the southwest area of New Mexico. As with many turquoise mines, its original purpose was for copper mining. Turquoise is considered a secondary mineral of a copper mine. Because the money and scale of operation is for the copper, these companies see turquoise as a waste product and it ends up in the tailings. Rarely, some copper companies will allow people to pick turquoise out of these rock “refuse” piles. In the early 1980s, when the Tyrone mine owner employed a new extraction method of crushing and acid wash, this process destroyed any turquoise within the copper ore. Because of this, Tyrone turquoise has not been mined since then.
Turquoise is a healing stone, and considered a protective stone for women to wear.
Overall 1.5" tall and 1.25" wide. This ring is size 6 3/4.