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Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Textured Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Item #42279
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Epitomizing the dual skills of most Navajo jewelry artisans—silversmithing and lapidary work—these Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Textured Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are fabricated entirely by hand by a Navajo silversmith. Stunning sky-blue teardrop cabochons of Sleeping Beauty turquoise are bezel-set with a textured sterling silver surround. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. Naturally occurring turquoise and individually crafted settings assure each earring is one-of-a-kind.
The “skystone” turquoise—like the stunning teardrop cabochons jeweling these Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Textured Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings—has been mined by Native Americans since 1000 CE. Highly sought for its sky blue color and little-to-no veining, Sleeping Beauty turquoise comes from a now-closed Arizona mine of the same name. The extensive Navajo jewelry holdings of the National Museum of the American Indian include many beautiful examples of hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry, many adorned with Sleeping Beauty turquoise.

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