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Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Stampwork Sterling Silver Post Earrings
Item #42281
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Pure elegance, these Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Stampwork Sterling Silver Post Earrings feature exquisite bezel-set cabochons of sky blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise in individually stamped sterling silver settings. These earrings are handcrafted in the U.S.A. by a Navajo silversmith. Naturally occurring turquoise and individually crafted settings assure each earring is one-of-a-kind.
Highly sought for its sky blue color and little-to-no veining, the beautiful cabochons centering these Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Stampwork Sterling Silver Post Earrings have been shaped from turquoise extracted from Arizona Sleeping Beauty mines that have been mined by Native Americans since 1000 CE. The long tradition of stamping designs into sterling silver is believed to have begun in the 1850s with Atsidi Sani, who is said to have learned to work silver from a Mexican smith. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian includes many beautiful examples of Navajo hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry, many adorned with Sleeping Beauty turquoise.

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