Gem Grade Bisbee Turquoise Ring
Bisbee Turquoise Ring in Sterling Silver with 22k Gold Bezel by artist Scott Diffrient is made with a gem grade quality stone. The ring is size 12.5 but can be resized for an additional charge.
Bisbee, Arizona was named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, who was one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine. Bisbee was discovered in 1880 to be a copper, gold, and silver mining town, then quickly became one of the popular towns for turquoise mining. Bisbee turquoise was originally discovered in the 1950’s while workers were open pit mining for copper. The turquoise mineral is one of the most expensive and highly collected turquoises, due to its high density, unique character, and rarity. Bisbee’s turquoise minerals are some of the most desired jewelry on the market today. Since there was not much turquoise from the Bisbee turquoise mine to begin with, the unique turquoise gem stones are becoming harder and harder to find every year.
Santa Fe Artist: Scott Diffrient
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