Black Rock Raw Turquoise Ring

Black Rock Raw Turquoise Ring

60.00

Raw turquoise set in blackened ‘concrete’, on a smooth oxidised silver band.

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. 

Oxidized silver is true sterling silver, but it’s surface has been intentionally darkened. This patina, a surface color that occurs when the silver is introduced to sulfides, is a sped up version of the natural tarnishing process. A layer of silver sulfide forms on the exterior of the metal giving it a blackened look. Over time and depending on the amount of wear you give your pieces, the oxidized finish will polish off and the true color of the silver will shine through.

‘Concrete’ made with an epoxy resin.

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