mh000081Regular price $425.00 Save $-425.00
This sterling silver tufa cast ring by Michael Horse features a beautiful natural Boulder turquoise. The stone is from Nevada and is increasingly difficult to get. The band can be sized up from a size 10 to 11. The back of the stone setting has "Michael Horse" engraved on it. As with all of Michael's jewelry, this is made to last for generations.
Size: 10, can be sized up to 11
Tufa Jewelry: Tufa is a volcanic stone which can be as dense as chalk which has an organic texture. The first thing a jeweler does is examine a piece of tufa for any tiny fractures. If it looks good, the tufa is cut in half and, if there is a design, it is carved into the tufa. There is a pour hole carved into the top and several narrow vents carved into each side. The two pieces are then bound together tightly and molten silver or gold is poured through the hole at the top. If there are any microscopic cracks, the tufa explodes when the metal is poured in and the process has to begin again.