A beautiful design in earrings - handcrafted by Navajo artist Murphy Platero.
These sterling silver curvy wire earrings are light and airy looking and hang nicely when worn.
They have small bright blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochons.
as well as silver concho like buttons near the top for that added detail.
The are marked sterling and signed MP.
They are 1 3/8" long by about 3/4" at their widest point
Total weight: 5.4 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.