Handmade Sterling Silver Campitos Cuff FJB2235
Pale blue Campitos Turquoise stone surrounded by beautiful twist wire and silver starbursts.
Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
TWISTED WIRE metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.
STARBURSTS are a sterling silver design element that can be polished, oxidized and are used in a variety of sizes.
Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.
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