Contemporary jewelry inspired by stones; each piece is individually handcrafted in Sterling Silver & 18kt gold
One of my greatest joys and blessings as a jewelry artist is the honor of mining Turquoise with the Otteson’s since 2005 – claim owners of many prestigious Nevada Turquoise mines - including the gorgeous rare, natural Blue Moon Turquoise used in The Turquoise Legacy Collection. Watch my dear friends and miners extraordinaire in action on Turquoise Fever premiering August 14th at 9pm ET on INSP (See Below!)
Meet The Family I Mine With On Turquoise Fever – Premiering Wednesday, August 14th on INSP!
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Just north of Las Vegas a real fortune awaits. The unforgiving Great Basin Desert may not seem like an ideal place to strike it rich, but buried beneath the barren landscape is a treasure worth millions. The challenge is knowing how to find it.
For three generations the Otteson family has been unearthing some of the most sought-after turquoise in the world. Turquoise Fever follows the clan as they battle inhospitable conditions and intense dangers from their base of operations in Tonopah, Nevada. From detonating explosives on treacherous slopes to the pressure of meeting the demands of international buyers, every day is a wild adventure and there is always a thin line between failure and success. – INSP
(See Photo’s Below)
Turquoise Mining Process
Deep in the heart of Nevada - right in the middle of nowhere lies America's most famous gemstones. The process is harder and more labor intensive than what most people would imagine...
Natural Versus Stabilized Turquoise
In all of my travels across the country to various art shows, I spend most of my time educating people about the important differences between natural, "gem quality" turquoise versus stabilized turquoise....
The Turquoise Legacy Collection Story
It all started on a Nevada road trip to celebrate my mother’s 70th birthday, I met and became friends with Dean, the claim owner when stopping for gas at Giggles gas station...