Vint Cerrillos Turquoise Sterling Heart Beaded Bracelet

we have to offer you a vintage sterling silver heart pendant and sterling bead and Cerrillos turquoise gemstone bracelet, in very good condition! The stones and beads are strung on a sturdy expanding cord, and the bracelet fits a 7" wrist comfortably. Sterling silver ball beads alternate with polished colorful Cerrillos turquoise gems, and a vintage sterling silver heart ( slightly puffy) charm is attached midway! The heart measures 7/8" long, including its custom bale, and its maximum width is 1/2". The heart is about 1/8" thick, and is gently domed, and has a nice patina which i left as found. Itsunstretched length is 7", and it weighs 6.4 grams. The sterling heart pendant is marked ' 925 Italy ' on its bale. The different colors of the turquoise beads are very beautiful, and range from a rich almost kelley green to a deep robins egg blue, and all shades in between! The Cerrillos mine is an ancient and unique one! Located about 10 miles south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, it is unique in that it is the only type of turquoise that formed at the base of a volcano! Thus, any mineral present in the lava combined with those forming the turquoise, upon cooling, to form a wide range of fact, 75 have been identified, ranging from tan to khaki-green, to rich azure and other lighter and brighter colors. Cerrillos is a very hard stone ... read more