Includes original certificate of guarantee dated 1976.
Vintage Sterling Silver
#BOL50 - $250
Paula says - "A stunning piece of natural turquoise from the Carico Lake Turquoise Mine complimented by deep red branch coral. Vintage 1976."
Carico Lake Turquoise
Carico Lake turquoise comes from a dry lake bed in Lander County, Nevada. Known mainly for its gold mining operations, Carico Lake is at about 5000 foot elevation, higher than most turquoise mines. The beautiful stones are green because of their high zinc content and are usually described as spring green or Irish green.
Coral, Red Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)
Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws. Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.
What is a Bolo Tie?
A bolo tie, also called a shoestring necklace or simply a bola, can be thought of as a Western necktie. A bolo tie can range from an inexpensive string tie to an elaborate sterling silver and leather affair. Maybe your younger brother had one of those string ties that he wore with his cowboy hat and cap guns ??!!
A bolo has three parts:
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