Campitos Turquoise Earrings FJE0814

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Campitos Turquoise
Bright blue Campitos Turquoise set with traditional twisted wire and deeply cut notches in these classic earrings. Handmade by Diné silversmith Carol Wylie.

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Price: $90.00

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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 a light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.

Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.

Oxidized Sterling Silver is sterling that has been darkened using a surface treatment. This process helps to give the metal a "tarnished" look and is often used to provide contrast within jewelry pieces.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

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