This stunning link bracelet was made by Navajo Artist Lyle Piaso.
It features 5 Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones that are a bright sky blue with a bit of dark matrix.
These are good looking stones. It has toggle clasp and dangles nicely on the wrist. It is slightly adjustable.
It's marked sterling and signed
It's 7 1/2" long.
The middle stone is 9/16" tall by just over 5/8" wide
The other stones are about 1/2" tall by 5/8" wide.
Weight: 29.3 grams on my scale
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
The Sleeping Beauty mine is located near Globe, Arizona. Its turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with little or no matrix. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint, and inlay jewelry. This mine is one of the largest in North America and is still operating. Update: The mine has been closed to turquoise mining since august 2012
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)