These earrings were created by Navajo Artist Sampson Jake
They feature beautiful Emerald Valley Turquoise Stones. The stone has bright light
to dark spring greens with a bit of gold.
The stones are surrounded by twisted silver
and fine stamp work around the border.
There's very little of this stone available and I can't get it on a regular basis.
They're marked 925 and signed
They are 1" tall by just over 3/4" at it's widest point.
Total weight: 11.2 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Emerald Valley Turquoise
The brilliant green turquoise known as Emerald Valley is found in two locations.
One source is in Nevada and the other in China. While I don't know for certain
which mine produces this stone, I do know that the stones are processed into
cabochons in the US.
Emerald Valley is a good medium to high grade turquoise and is not common in
the US. The color is typically a variety of green with some brown matrix.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)