I long to visit the birthplace of my uncle and cousins. A place where ancient traditions remain untouched from one generation to another. It is a culture in which cellphones, ipods, and other electronic gadgets still don't exist. It is a place where family secrets are hard to keep when there are grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles all living under one roof. A land inhabited by indigenous people, surrounded by turquoise colored seas. Upolu Island, Samoa, a place where time stands still.Genuine turquoise, smoky quartz, and sterling silver encompass this hand formed bracelet. Each stone is intertwined with 925 wire, oxidized for a vintage patina, and then buffed by hand. This is a nice, chunky bracelet that will flatter any wrist size. Matching earrings also available.