This Colorado aquamarine was mined by none other than my amazing mom! Since I have begun this jewelry venture I brought my mom to some of the local gem shows. It has peaked her interest in finding gems on her hikes and adventures. This one was found with another friend of ours Annie, who worked for the Forrest Service for many years around the Salida Colorado area. I love that my love for what I do has gotten people around me involved and excited about the natural beauty the earth gives us. This nature inspired ring is made of textured anticlastic Argentium tarnish resistant.955 silver with a Colorado aquamarine encapsulated on each piece. Each form is hand raised using hundreds of blows with a hammer which creates a unique, one of a kind three-dimensional shape that is actually light weight, but looks much heavier. (Other metal options available including 14k gold, 18k gold, and 22k gold.) Call for quote. When you buy my designs you know this is a rare piece of art jewelry as I am one of a few people in the world specializing in this high craft technique. All of my pieces are 100% recycled green and never purchased from a mine. My work is guaranteed, see the policies link for more information. Contact me via email with any questions you have regarding my designs. I am always happy to help!