Michael Horse's creativity knows no bounds! This bolo tie features natural Blue Diamond turquoise - and it's a beauty. The photo just doesn't due it justice. The color ranges from a light sky blue to a darker Caribbean turquoise, with light grey inclusions. The base is tufa cast, which gives it an organic texture (more about tufa below). The tips are handmade and perfect. The braided leather tie is 42", and thicker than most of the ties we've seen. It goes through two loops on the back, and Michael engraved his signature on the back.
Size: Arrowhead - 3.375" L x 2.375" W. Stone is 2.75" H x 2" W. Tips are 2.75" H x .375" W
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 cracks, the tufa explodes when the metal is poured in and the process has to begin again.