Gambling Debt Reveals Stunning Turquoise Jewelry
Own the diamond of the desert!
Old Pete was a man bursting with stories. There was the time that he stared down a grizzly bear. There was the time that he won a dance competition and got to kiss a famous Hollywood starlet as the prize. And there was the time he got into a fistfight with the Duke.
Many stories. Some were probably even true. But I know two things for sure: that he worked for years as a stuntman in westerns and that he owed me a bundle for a poker game he lost. If you were a movie director, Pete was your guy when it came to riding a horse bareback, backwards or standing in the saddle. Living in Tucson, he had plenty of work back in the day.
The last time I saw him, he opened a drawer and pulled out a collection of beautiful Navajo turquoise jewelry to repay his debt. Pete’s jewelry has inspired our Tucson Sun Turquoise Ring, jewelry that features enhanced turquoise in a Southwestern motif. Finished with oxidized silver, this jewelry captures the beauty and mystery of the Arizona desert.
According to the Navajo, turquoise brings rain. It’s also graced the halls and tombs of Aztec kings and Egyptian pharaohs. But with depleting mines it has also becoming increasingly rare. That’s why we wanted to offer you this elegant jewelry that stars the diamond of the desert. Old Pete would approve.
- 1 4/5 ctw
- Oxidized silver finished brass
- (1) round 3mm Compressed Turquoise
- (9) pear 6x3mm blue Compressed Turquoise
- Design 23mm diameter, sits 5mm high
- Band 2mm width
- 9 grams
- Available in whole sizes 5-10
This turquoise ring looks better in person. The sterling silver around each petal really shines. I painted over the petals in fluorescent green fabric paint which can be bought at an art store because I wanted an interesting color.
El Cajon CA