Candelaria Turquoise Bead Necklace Set

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Candelaria Turquoise Bead Necklace Set

Candelaria Turquoise and 22K Gold Bead Necklace and Earring Set by Scott Diffrient. This spectacular set features a 24-inch necklace of assorted hand-carved turquoise beads and gold spacer beads with a center stone pendant and a double 18K gold hook-and-eye closure. The 2-inch dangle earrings have a stack of graduated beads supported by a round stud post earring. The dangle can be removed to wear as the stud alone.

Santa Fe Artist: Scott Diffrient scottdiff

Scott Diffrient is a contemporary artist who is willing to invest the time and precision necessary to produce fine works of art. His jewelry is influenced by his love of ancient cultures. His designs are reminiscent of ancient architecture.

From his light filled studio in Galisteo, Diffrient works with rough stones of high quality, predominately North American natural turquoise, as well as stones from around the world, such as sugilite, coral, jade, lapis, lazuli, and more. The Southwest has provided a constant source of inspiration for Diffrient’s “modern artifacts”. His rings, bracelets, earrings, belt buckles, cuff links and necklaces reside in collections of bead and jewelry enthusiasts across the country and are prized as treasured personal adornments, as well as highly valued collectibles.

His artistry, influenced by his love of ancient cultures, imparts an ancient charismatic power to each piece.

Carico Lake Turquoise

Cairo Lake Turquoise is named after the location of its mine, located on a dried up lakebed in a high, cool area of Lander County, Nevada. It’s clear, iridescent, spring green color is due to its zinc content and is highly unique and collectible. Carico Lake turquoise is also found in a dark blue as well as a blue-green color with a black, spider web matrix. The Carico Lake mine is primarily a gold producing mine. However, from time to time, the mining company leases the turquoise producing part of the mine to individual miners who are permitted to work that part. The limited amount of time allowed to mine Carico Lake turquoise, and the limited amount of turquoise yielded, combine to make Carico Lake turquoise a valuable addition to one’s collection.