Gold Orvil Jack Turquoise Stud Earrings


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Orvil Jack Turquoise Stud Earrings

Orvil Jack Turquoise Stud Earrings handmade by Scott Diffrient. This striking pair of stud earrings feature gem grade triangle hand cut orville jack turquoise set in 22 karat yellow gold bezel and post and a sterling silver backing. The earrings measure 1/2 of an inch.

Orvil Jack Turquoise

Orvil Jack discovered and developed the mine in the northern Nevada, known as Crescent Valley, that bears his name. This claim is actually made up of two mines: when the blue turquoise is mined, it is called the “Blue Ridge Turquoise Mine.” When the yellow-green “faustiet”’ is mined, it is referred to as “Orvil Jack Turquoise.” The rare yellow-green color of the turquoise comes from the zinc content. Mr. Jack is now deceased, but his daughter Grace Jack Wintle continues to manage and work the mine, although it is now operated primarily as a gold mine. Only a very small amount of the yellow-green variety is now being produced, and is considered very collectible due to its rare color and scarcity.

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.