Nugget Turquoise + Copper Necklace
- Red Mountain turquoise
- sterling silver, copper
- chain 20"
- pendant 5/8 x 1"
After falling in love with turquoise while working at a Bay Area jewelry gallery and trading post in college, Erika of Lumenrose took her first metalsmithing class in San Francisco in 2009. A couple years and two more classes later she was able to close her eyes and picture all the tools she needed at her bench. That was when she knew she was ready to set up a studio of her own. Erika loves the way that a hard, durable material can be turned into something that appears delicate, soft and luminous. She make all of her pieces from start to finish with this aim in mind. Finding and selecting the most unique and eye-catching stones from sustainable sources is one of her all time favorite parts of the job.