Renown artist Wilson Jim is known for his totally hand made jewelry and traditional designs. These earrings are no exception. Set in solid sterling silver with high grade #8 turquoise. They measure 2" when dangling and have a maximum width of 1/2". If your looking for a special piece of handmade jewelry that have the look of jewelry made 60 years ago then these are the ones for you. WILSON JIM EARRINGS No. 8 The No. 8 turquoise mine in Carlin, Nevada was first mined in 1929 until its depletion. In its prime, No. 8 produced some of the largest nuggets of turquoise found. A spider web matrix of colors ranging from golden brown to black set off the unique bright powder blue background of the stone. High grade No. 8 is deep blue in color and is very rare. No. 8 turquoise has been a very valuable acquisition, rumors of new stashes of great quantity threaten the value from a collector’s standpoint, if they prove to be true, of course the high-grade will always be very valuable.