Bisbee Turquoise Cuff by Carol Krena


Bisbee Turquoise Cuff by Carol Krena

Metalsmith Carol Krena creates this stunning sterling silver bracelet featuring two naturally shaped high grade Bisbee Turquoise cabochons in 18k gold bezels. Bisbee Turquoise is among the most highly sought after types of turquoise. Located in Arizona, the Bisbee mine produced turquoise in a range of deep blues with smoky chocolate matrix. There is very little Bisbee Turquoise in existence as the area was primarily mined for copper, gold and other metals. Small amounts of turquoise were salvaged before the mine was closed in the mid-1970s. Today, the stone is very valuable due to its rarity and distinctive, striking beauty. Krena beautifully balances the heaviness of the large, bold off-center Bisbee stones with a refined, open tufa cast silver cuff design.

5 ½" around inside plus 1" opening

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Bisbee Turquoise Cuff
Carol Krena