Frank Maiolo - Turquoise Night
Copper cuff bracelet, textured, with a 20x30 mm Mojave Turquoise gemstone set in sterling silver. This bracelet is approximately 1" wide, textured and has three 8mm turquoise color stones caressing each side of the beautiful gemstone. The mixed metal of silver and copper accentuates the matrixes of the stone.
Mojave Turquoise is not a natural stone but a composite of real turquoise and copper.
Mojave Turquoise is crafted using only natural turquoise nuggets mined and processed at the Kingman Turquoise mine in Kingman Arizona. In the process chunks of natural turquoise are combined together (some with a copper matrix) and stabilized to harden the stone (note – almost all turquoise on the market today is stabilized).
Artist: Frank Maiolo