Elongated Campitos Turquoise cabs set in sterling silver twisted wire for an elegant silver post earring.
Handmade by Navajo silversmith Gilbert Martin.
Authentic Native American Handmade Jewelry
Turquoise: Campitos Turquoise
Metal: Sterling Silver
Length: 1 1/4"
CAMPITOS TURQUOISE 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 typical of many North American turquoises. Its color resembles Sleeping Beauty Turquoise's color and ranges from light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.