The work of master jeweler Greg Neeley may only be described as expertly crafted, wildly surprising and thoroughly new. The Carico Turquoise ring is fabricated from sterling silver and 18K yellow gold with a beautiful spider web Carico lake stone. The Carico lake turquoise is a generous 16 mm by 13 mm and measures approximately 3/4inch by 1/2 inch. The turquoise weighs13 carats and is re-enforced with backing. The stone is completely natural with no treatment.
One of the amazing aspects of this stone is the matrix or brown lines. Many times these lines are of a softer material and tend to degrade and pit during polishing. This stones matrix is crystalline like the rest of the turquoise stone, very rare in natural turquoise. I collected this stone in the late 1970's when I was a turquoise stone buyer for an Indian jewelry manufacturer here in Colorado. The ring can be made to any size from 7 to 13 for the same price.