This Royston Turquoise cuff bracelet is so spectacular. This is an amazing chunk of Royston.
This bracelet weighs 103.6 grams. The bracelet circumference measures approximately 6 7/8 ", plus a 1 1/4" opening. The cuff's width is 3/8" on the ends and measuring 2 3/8" in the center. The stone is 1 3/8" wide.
This piece of jewelry is made by Kevin Randall. A Kevin Randall designed piece is one that has evolved from many different sources and influences. Kevin started working with Navajo silversmiths and jewelers and became much more interested in the making, rather than the selling, of fine jewelry.When he first started in the business, he took a course on silversmithing, learning from his Native American coworkers. He began to design his own jewelry, greatly influenced by traditional Navajo designs, especially those produced from 1860-1930. “Ive always enjoyed making things with my hands,” he noted. “Taking something from concept to reality is very rewarding. I live and breathe this business. All my life, Ive been working towards doing this.”
Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. "Royston Turquoise," originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Lynn Otteson moved to Tonopah to mine Royston Turquoise in 1958 and the family have been Turquoise Minors since. Royston Turquoise in known world wide for having a wide range of Turquoise colors from a beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. The color of Royston Turquoise often runs together in the same rock which creates some of the most spectacular Turquoise stones on earth.
The Royston Mine is one of the last American mines in operation today.