Mix and match it with all the vibrant colors of the Southwest, or wear it alone as signature style. Traditional elements, oxidized & high polish Sterling Silver, and beautiful Campitos Turquoise, mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora give this ring an elegant look and feel.
Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times, with evidence of trade with Native American peoples. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix, and occasionally pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle. A lovely, hard stone with beautiful color, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. The mine as we know it today, has been producing since the 1980's. Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word “campo”, meaning “field” or “countryside”.