Glasses Chain Turquoise Sterling Silver Collection

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Eye Keep Turquoise & Sterling Silver Collection

Eye Keep – Gemstone

Features of Glasses Chain Turquoise Sterling Silver Collection

Our Eye Keep is made from the finest gemstones of Turquoise and an Irish Sterling Silver ring to keep and hold your glasses.  The ring has been stamped by the Dublin Assay Office and this hallmark is your guarantee of quality craftsmanship and quality materials.

A little piece of history…

Turquoise is one of the first gemstones ever mined.  It is thought that it could date back more than 3000 years as both Chinese artisans were carving it and Iran was mining it then.  It has been used for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians who adorned themselves in turquoise jewellery.  They also buried fine pieces with mummies.  Today, In the United States, the Native American Tribes, especially the Navajo and Zuni peoples produce the most renowned pieces using turquoise with silver to make bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery as well as belt buckles.

Turquoise has been long prized for its colour which varies from sky blue to pale blue, to greenish blue, or pale green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it.

Sterling Silver

Silver has a long history.  The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 BC to Turkey and Greece.  Today most of the world’s supplies of silver comes from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia.

In Ireland, The Silvermines in Co. Tipperary is unique amongst Irish mines for two reasons.  Firstly, it contains sulphur.  Secondly, for its longevity. Mining at Silvermines dates back as far as 1298 when Italian miners came in search of silver.  The last working mine was closed in 1993.

Size: 65cm

Colour: Turquoise Green/Blue

Please note: All beads in the Turquoise Collection are handmade so there are variations in sizes between each piece.  Each Turquoise Eye Keep is made as an individual piece of jewellery. If you are interested in a piece and it is out of stock on the website please contact us and we can make one to order.

2 in stock

Description

Eye Keep – Turquoise Sterling Silver Collection

We are a small Irish family business creating luxury handcrafted accessories that tell a story.  All our products are handmade in our studios in Dublin using the finest quality materials.

Our handmade eyeglass holders known as Eye Keeps address the problem of where to keep your glasses when not on your face.  The Eye Keep is a piece of functional jewellery worn around the neck like a necklace with a ring for your glasses to sit safely through so that they are close to hand at all times.  In reality, it is a necklace for eyewear.

The Eye Keep is ideal for anyone who wears reading or occupational glasses and perfect for your sunglasses. Our Eye Keeps come in everyday casual wear where we have cord eyeglass holders, to high-end jewellery pieces to include beaded eyeglass holders and pearl eyeglass holders, so there is one to suit all occasions.  They come in a wide range of colours too.  The Eye Keep comes with a velvet pouch.

We love and appreciate the story behind each of our products and want to share that with you, so, we have taken the time to select the right materials to make each one of our Eye Keeps so that you can experience today, that small piece of history that existed long ago

A little piece of history…

Turquoise is one of the first gemstones ever mined.  It is thought that it could date back more than 3000 years as both Chinese artisans were carving it and Iran was mining it then.  It has been used for thousands of years by the ancient Egyptians who adorned themselves in turquoise jewellery.  They also buried fine pieces with mummies.  Today, In the United States, the Native American Tribes, especially the Navajo and Zuni peoples produce the most renowned pieces using turquoise with silver to make bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery as well as belt buckles.

Turquoise has been long prized for its colour which varies from sky blue to pale blue, to greenish blue, or pale green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper within it.

Sterling Silver

Silver has a long history.  The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 BC to Turkey and Greece.  Today most of the world’s supplies of silver comes from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia.

In Ireland, The Silvermines in Co. Tipperary is unique amongst Irish mines for two reasons.  Firstly, it contains sulphur.  Secondly, for its longevity. Mining at Silvermines dates back as far as 1298 when Italian miners came in search of silver.  The last working mine was closed in 1993.

Additional information

Dimensions 62 cm
Colour

Fire, Ice

Care of Your Eye Keep

How to keep your Beaded Fire & Ice Eye Keep clean:

Perfumes and cosmetics can affect your Eye Keep so we advise avoiding contact with these and wiping away any residue if any come into contact with your Eye Keep. 

To clean your Eye Keep:

Gently rub the beads with a damp lint free cloth to remove any dust or dirt.

The beaded Eye Keep findings are made of sterling silver and the rings are made of silver plate.  Both can be cleaned with a silver cleaning product which can be purchased in any of the larger supermarkets or on Amazon.

 

1 review for Glasses Chain Turquoise Sterling Silver Collection

  1. Annie Wemyss

    I have been using eye glass holders for years and find them extremely useful. I recently purchased your beautiful turquoise sterling silver one for a change and to use in an upcoming holiday. It is a stunning colour and I very much look forward to wearing it.

    • Julie

      Thanks so much for the lovely review Annie – we hope you really enjoy wearing your new Eye Keep on your holidays. I like you have been wearing eye glass holders for years and it was that that inspired us to start making them ourselves. We hope your new piece gets lots of admiration. Thanks again. Julie and Ken

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