The Drifter had quite a few boulder (ribbon) turquoise made while there were some quality stone choices available. As you can see, these boulder stones are literally a cut above. If you search what is popularly referred-to as "boulder (or "ribbon") turquoise, it will become apparent that there is a lot of difference in this type of stone. Look at the third pic in this post to see how the look is derived—and why it is so much more expensive. Lots of waste in ferreting-out the little ribbon of turquoise out of the rock. The ribbon of turquoise in both of these earrings is bold, distinct and beautiful. The Drifter hand-picks all of these ribbon earring offerings. In this case, each earring weighs two-tenth's-ounces and is about an one and 1/8th-inches long and 7/8th's-inchs wide. Hallmarked "ELOUISE KEE."