If you've got a yen to purchase a unique piece of jewelry, it could be worth your while to go to Santa Fe. I've never been to any city except Paris where there were more one of a kind items available. And Santa Fe is not limited to just sterling and turquoise - craftspersons there work with all metals and stones.
My personal coup de coeur was the above - a heat-treated stainless steel band (pitch black with an indescribable luster), and a pearl. The most interesting thing about this jewelry is that it's interchangeable; the pin that holds the pearl in place is spring-loaded (think toilet paper holder) and can be removed and a different stone put in place of the pearl. I also have a mother of pearl and onyx yin and ... View the Post