I am an Independent Studio Jeweler and have an Associates of Fine Arts. I specialize in hand-crafted, historically inspired, one-of-a-kind jewelry using a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to: chainmaille, wire-work, metalsmithing, and Steampunk. Each ring has been coiled, cut, and woven by hand with many clasps also being handmade.
Variscite is very similar in appearance to Turquoise. It ranges from a hardness 3.5-5 and can be foundin Utah, Nevada, Austrailia, Poland, Spain, Brazil, and Germany. Variscite was first discovered in Voigtland, Germany originally named Variscia from which the stone gets its name. It is a relatively rare stone and was first discovered in 1837.
Newman GG, Renee. Gemstone Buying Guide. Los Angeles: International Jewelry Publications, 2005