(In-Stock) Weathered Maple & Turquoise w/ Dual Sterling Silver Inlays - Size 10/8 mm Wide
Weathered Maple Wood
Our historic maple comes from Asheville North Carolina. The board was taken from a barn built in the late 1800's and was likely used to store tobacco, as was so common in the area.
Weathering the wood is done via an old process, whereby the wood is dipped in water mixed with ferrous sulfate, the same stuff often used as a mineral supplement. You can read more about that process here. The mixture reacts to the tannins in the wood, turning our maple a unique silver color.
Our sky blue turquoise is sourced from Arizona. We add in a bit of pyrite (fool's gold) because the two are often found together, and the little bits of gold give the turquoise a touch of sparkle.