Textured Spike earrings crowned with your choice of striking New Lander cabochons, mined in Lander County, Nevada. The spiderweb matrix on the stones complements the texture of the silver and adds the perfect pop of color.
High contrast, high drama. Hand carved using the lost wax technique and finished with a dark patina and a shine to highlight texture.
Hand crafted in solid Silver with a Fine Silver bezel, solid Sterling Silver body, and Sterling Silver posts and backings.
New Lander Textured Spike Earrings | Sterling Silver
Made to order. Please allow 1-4 weeks. Tracking will be provided upon shipment.
Earrings measure just under 2.75 inches long.
Thick enough to be sturdy, but not too heavy for extended wear.
"New Lander" comes from the New Lander mine in Lander County, Nevada, and is a highly prized and sought after material. It is primarily composed of Chalcosiderite, not Turquoise, but occurs in deposits alongside Turquoise and has a similar chemical composition, so is considered to be part of the "Turquoise family," along with Variscite. Prized for its unique spiderweb pattern and contrasting colors, Chalcosiderite can only be found in a few small deposits in the US, making it a rare and valuable stone.
WEAR & CARE INFO
To slow changes to the finish of your jewelry, keep it away from liquids, soaps, cosmetics, and other chemicals. Remember to remove your jewelry before any wet, rough, or messy activity (such as bathing, swimming, applying lotions, exercising, or using products like hairspray and perfume). Jewelry cleaning products, such as TarnX tarnish remover, are NOT recommended for oxidized pieces, as they will strip the intentional patina, however jewelry polishing pads, such as this one stocked in the shop, can be used gently to remove tarnish and shine high points.