Here is a beautiful sterling silver Boulder turquoise pendant set with a genuine Boulder Turquoise stone surrounded with twisted silver rope, stampwork and scalloped edges.
The pendant and bale reach a total combined length of almost 2 inches and weigh 14.3 grams.
The pendant is 2-3 years old but was rarely been worn. So it is essentially brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked by the artist, TW. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included.
Ribbon turquoise, or boulder turquoise as it is sometimes called, occurs when a stone cutter takes natural Vein Turquoise (turquoise in its natural host rock) and cuts in the direction to create the vein going through the rock like a ribbon or splotches of turquoise in the host rock. In the olden days, if a turquoise vein was too thin or spotty, the miners would throw it away. Nowadays, Ribbon Turquoise is one of the hottest new stones being used in Native American jewelry.