About This Piece
ZURICH TAOS – Edition of 500 pieces
The Zurich ‘Taos’ is a beautiful money clip featuring a frame in hand-carved sterling silver, inlaid with Zinc Matrix turquoise, and a white topaz gem stone.
The clip is machined and polished from tempered stainless steel, with a beautiful engraving bright cut against the matte-finished background.
The ‘Taos’ money clip is a beautiful, and functional personality statement featuring some of the unique materials and forged metals that are the hallmark of William Henry’s collections; a timeless heirloom to be proudly worn and used for a lifetime before handing it down to another generation.
FEATURES & SPECS
• Mechanism: tension
• Engraved serial number
CARVED STERLING SILVER
Carved Silver is done by hand with chisels and rotary tools. William Henry works with the finest silversmiths to create elaborate (and durable) carvings in sterling silver. In many cases, we use colored sapphires and other precious stones, set in 18K gold bezels, to further decorate these masterful carvings.
‘ZINC MATRIX’ TURQUOISE
The Kingman Turquoise Mine in Arizona is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1,000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise.
Our Zinc-Matrix Turquoise is made with Kingman Turquoise infused with zinc, creating a striking contrast between the soft blues of the Turquoise and the shiny, contemporary look of the metal.
Topaz is a rare, extremely hard gemstone with an exceptionally wide color range that, besides brown, includes various tones and saturation of blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple.
The ancient Greeks believed that topaz gave them strength. In Europe during the Renaissance (the period from the 1300s to the 1600s) people thought that topaz could break magic spells and dispel anger. For centuries, many people in India have believed that topaz worn above the heart assures long life, beauty, and intelligence.
Today, topaz is one of the US birthstones for November, while blue topaz is a birthstone for December