Campitos Turquoise Chandelier Earrings
Style #: SW-103-E
- Turquoise: Campitos
- Artist: Renell Perry
- Sterling silver
- Hallmark stamped
Seen frequently throughout Native American jewelry, Sterling Silver "raindrops" are a traditional design element. They can be smooth and high polished or they can be star-like and oxidized.
Campitos is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or"countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines inSonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is uniquein several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than inveins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its colorclosely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from alight to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyriteinclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.