Tufa Cast Campitos Turquoise Ring FJR1374

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Kingman Turquoise
Combining strong geometric design with organic textures, this tufa stone cast Kingman Turquoise ring is a collectible form of traditional jewelry.

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Price: $96.00

Availability: In stock

Price: $96.00

Availability: In stock

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cast ring, inlay stone

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.

A traditional process using natural materials, tufa stone casting became a popular technique amongst Native silversmiths sometime in the late 1870's. Tufa stone -which is found within the Navajo reservations- is a porous, compressed volcanic ash. To begin this casting process a large stone is gathered and then split in half. To prepare the stone for casting the artist must first smooth it out before carving their design on the inside surfaces of the stone. After heating the stone to allow carbonization the two halves are then bound together. Molten metal is then poured into the mold via a sprue hole that was carved into the stop during the preparation process. Once the metal has cooled and hardened it is removed from the mold, sanded, cleaned and then shaped into its finished form. Due to the fragile nature of tufa stone, most molds only last for one casting which makes the designs both unique and collectible.

Made in USA

Sunwest Silver Co's Sterling Silver liquid silver & beaded product lines are designed in-house, hand-strung, and made right here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.We offer multiple product lines in Sterling Silver liquid silver, multi-color stone beads and OxyBeads, oxidized Sterling Silver beads pictured here.For inquiries regarding customized lines for your brand or storefront, or to learn more about pre-stocked & custom counter-top/tower rack programs for liquid silver and charm jewelry, contact Pam at Sunwest Silver Co. 1-800-771-3781 or Pam@SunwestSilver.com.

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