The gemstone known as Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1964 while he was prospecting in Namibia, Africa. Pietersite is a very lovely quartz gemstone and can also be known as Eagle’s Eye. This lovely example shows a deep blue color. There is also a striking golden bronze hue. For this design, I used four strands of Sterling Silver 1/2 hard 22 gauge wire and incorporated five Argentium Silver 1/2 hard 1/2 round wraps to form the bezel setting. Note the decorative spirals at the top and a double bail to suspend this lovely piece from a chain or cord. I hope you enjoy viewing and learning about it as much as I enjoyed making it. To purchase this design, contact me at: email@example.com. Thanks!
This lovely design features a Sonoran Sunset or Sonoran Sunrise cabochon I set with a five strand Sterling Silver and Argentium Silver bezel setting. Sornoran Sunset/Sunrise is a new gemstone that is a combination of Cuprite (the red part of the stone) and Chrysocolla (the blue/green color of the stone). There can also be a third color – black. This is a copper oxide.
The Milpillas Mine has been mining Sonoran Sunset/Sunrise material since 2006. The mine is located in Northern Mexico. Since the Millpillas Mine is very small, it may only have a life of 11 years or so. Once the mine closes, there will not be any more Sonoran Sunset. If you are interested in purchasing this lovely Sonoran Sunset/Sunrise design, please check out the “Design Gallery” page. Or, you can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy!