Turquoise Bracelet in Sterling Silver
This sterling silver five stone startlingly blue, Blue Gem Turquoise bracelet is made by Scott Diffrient. A contemporary artist who is willing to invest the time and precision necessary to produce fine works, his artistry is influenced by his love of ancient cultures, and so imparts an ancient charismatic power to each piece. A part of his “ Modern Artifacts” designs, which has a life and personality, which mirror the lifestyle and values idealistic to ancient cultures, where human qualities held high esteem, this timeless Blue Gem Turquoise cuff bracelet is a piece of wearable art for generations to come. The cuff measures 5-1/4” from end to end with a 1” inch opening.
The Blue Gem mine is located near Battle Mountain in Lander County, Nevada. It has produced an enormous amount of turquoise since its discovery in 1934. Blue Gem has produced some of the most brilliant blue stones in the `southwest along with superb blue-greens and greens. Cabochons range from completely clear to webbed with a tan to brown matrix with some spiderweb. Some of the clear blue stones have a noticeable depth of color meaning one can look deeply into the blue and have the sense that there is no bottom.
This mine is now closed and the turquoise is highly sought after by collectors.
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.