Enjoy wearing this turquoise fresh water pearl heart necklace. The sweet turquoise heart is Campitos Turquoise. The mine is in Sonora, Mexico, it has been in production since the 1980's. There are a few other mines, some still producing, some closed. They are scattered across Arizona, Nevada and into Mexico.
Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue., occasionally with pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle.
Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word "campo", meaning "field" or "countryside".
14 karat gold filled secure lobster clasp and one by one pearl wire wrapped handmade chain.
Pearls are thought to be symbolic of wisdom gained through experience. They are believed to offer protection, as well as good luck and wealth. pearls have a calming effect.
They're are 4 main types of pearls, freshwater, Japanese Akoya, Tahitian & South Sea.
Turquoise is a gemstone said to bring luck, peace & protection. Turquoise is one of the birthstones of December.
Its properties are deeply linked to the heart, and it is a stone of purification.
The necklace measures 25 1/2 inches in length. The turquoise heart measures 1 1/8 wide by 1 1/8 high.
Enjoy wearing as much as I enjoyed making for you.