This terrific Necklace showcases Pilot Mountain Turquoise from the Pilot Mountain mine in northwest Nevada. While the mine is still active, the Turquoise has of late been unearthed in limited quantities, making this a collectible stone. Pilot Mountain is a very hard Turquoise, and polishes to a fine sheen. Our 3 strands of Pilot Mountain have been Box Cut, a challenging cut that produces a distinctive look. It also reveals the complexities of the Turquoise; colors range from light-to-medium blue and green with black, spiderweb matrix. The individual Stones range in size from 8-by-10mm to 12-by-18mm. Truly a beautiful stone. We've paired the Pilot Mountain Turquoise with 3mm Olive Shell Heishi, placing several discs between each Turquoise Stone. The Shell Heishi increase the flexibility of the Necklace, while adding design interest. The Turquoise is highlighted by two 8-by-16mm Sterling Silver Cone Beads and four 8-by-21 Cylinder Beads. The Sterling Beads are attractively designed and embellished, and add subtle shine. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Pilot Mountain Turquoise transition to Olive Shell Heishi, streamlining the silhouette. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 162 grams and the 3 strands of Turquoise are 26, 27 and 28 inches long.
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