White Buffalo #4 Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
This is a pair of White Buffalo Turquoise dangle earrings.
White buffalo turquoise is a unique material found in the American Southwest. It is chemically a turquoise, but lacks the heavy metal inclusions which cause color in other turquoise varieties. White buffalo turquoise is found only in one region of Nevada, and is highly prized--it should not be confused with howlite and other lower quality stones. (See the Mineral Reference section for more information.)Locality: Nevada, USA.
Dimensions: ----- 1 3/16" x 7/16" (31mm x 11mm)----
Keywords: White buffalo turquoise is named in honor of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, a sacred woman healer central to Lakota tradition. Wholeness, spiritual connection and expansion, and connection to nature.
Care for gemstones in sterling silver jewelry:
As with all natural stones set in silver, these jewelry pieces should be removed when taking a shower, swimming, or entering a hot springs. Water (especially hot water) can damage natural materials and even cause settings to fail. This is especially true with gemstone rings!
*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for wear in jewelry, display, study, and collector interest only.