These Native American made earrings feature really nice bright blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets.
Each stone sets in a sterling silver scalloped bezel.
The are marked sterling and signed what looks like Pearlene Spencer
They are 1 3/4" long by 3/8" at their widest point
Total weight: 6.7 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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.