Sterling silver hemlock cone and turquoise nugget necklace #1
These little hemlock cone necklaces are perfect nature lovers. Cast in solid sterling silver by me in my home casting studio from the real thing. I added a beautiful pinned natural turquoise nugget charm from the now closed Castle Dome mine. Strung on 18 inches of sterling silver chain.
They may be small but they have some weight to them. All hemlock cones are very similar to one another but each will differ slightly due to casting them directly from real hemlock cones.
The Castle Dome turquoise mine is located about 30 miles from the Sleeping Beauty mine, near Globe, Arizona. The Castle Dome mine has not been in operation since the early 1970s. The turquoise deposit had been depleted. Castle Dome was operated as an open pit mine.
Last two photos show an example of how they look worn.