Handcrafted in the Taer Studios in West Clare using Eco silver and this beautiful unique Tibetan Torquoise stone.
Tibetan Torquoise is called such not necessarily because it was mined there but because it was revered as a symbol of the sky by native Tibetan cultures and was used for trading for hundreds of years and is often still sourced there. Traditionally torquoise beads were given to children as it was believed to keep them from falling.
Ranging from lighter blues to deep green, this turquoise is generally threaded with dark matrix, giving it a 'spiderweb' appearance.
This particular piece used to be a traditional bead, but has been repurposed to become a cabachon stone for settings. It's exact age is unknown. Conservative estimate for old trade beads is 300-500 years, but some may be older than 500 years given that the beads were used in trading since around 1000 B.C.
This torquoise is a definate circle shape, but the setting has been shaped around it to to give it's odd 'capsule' appearance. I am quite fond of odd shapes and uneven settings, so each stone that I come to work with will get their own individual setting shape. Whatever feels right for it. There is no exact template. Only a style that feels right in the moment.
This stone and setting measures just under 2cm in diameter and is 4mm deep.
The ring itself is 2mm wide and in thickness. It fits a UK size 'O' finger.
The ring may be sized up one size but not down and is a finished piece.
If you would like to see other options for torquoise, please don't hesitate to get in touch for a quote and options for your own individually made ring, with absolutely no expectations or obligations to buy.
Every piece of Taer Jewellery is carefully gift wrapped in recycled packaging, from the logo embossed matt grey box, to the business cards. There will never be any plastic in your packaging from Taer, and everything is fully recyclable again.
If you have any questions or ponderings you would like to discuss about your piece of jewellery, or indeed about anything you see here. Please don't hesitate to get in touch, I am always open to learning and improving, and sure I love a good chat x