Earrings, Reversible Green Turquoise/Rosarita on Sterling Hoops
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1 ⅜" long
Hoops are 15mm in diameter with latch closure.
Note: reversing the earring is a simple matter of taking the drop off the hoop and changing it to the reverse side, sliding it on the hoop, and you're set to go.
Rosarita is a very rare material.
In the early 1940’s Gold Prices spiked. As a result of the new high prices some Prospectors revisited the old gold mine areas in places such as Colorado, California, Alaska, etc.
These crusty codgers would build brick kilns over open pits and super-heat that gold-bearing ore that still litters the sites. The return was small and the practice only lasted about 5 years. The gold would sink to the bottom and the beautiful red gold slag would run off down the mountains, and solidify into boulders of Brilliant Red and Orange, much like Obsidian is formed in a volcanic reaction.
It is very rare, but we are lucky enough to have a nice collection. The material is durable and readily polishes to a beautiful shine. So far we have found no other information on it. We feel very blessed to have such a lovely earth element to work with. Rosarita is the only material available in such a true red color. Some pieces have swirls of orange and these are even more rare.
Rosarita was named after a beach in Mexico because of the brilliant color.
The mine where a piece of turquoise was found—not its color, nor its matrix, which refers to the veins and patterns of the stone—is the primary factor in determining its value. Historically speaking, the finest turquoise came from the mountains of Asia. In the 20th century, however, the copper-rich American Southwest supplanted them as the primary source of rare, and valuable, specimens, including collector favorites such as Bisbee, Lander Blue, and Number 8 (Black Web). Tibetan Turquoise is highly prized. Hubei also has some of the most beautiful natural Turquoise.
Handmade in Santa Fe, NM since 1987