Speaking Stone Ring #1 by Deryn Mentock
By Deryn Mentock
New Lander variscite, sterling. Size 8 ½ adjustable up or down one size.
"New Lander variscite is the beautiful, much coveted cousin of turquoise, from the New Lander mine in Nevada. This gem material is often found with a black, spider web matrix and is typically green to blue green with a high shine. It is sometimes marketed as turquoise but material from this mine is typically variscite or chalcosiderite…both valuable and highly sought after by jewelry makers. I’ve set these stunning pieces to do all of the talking when set simply in sterling. This collection, as with all my jewelry, is all hand made and hand fabricated from sterling silver and genuine stones, at my studio here in Sheridan, Wyoming. All are marked with my maker’s mark." -Deryn Mentock