Natural Sleeping Beauty Sterling Pendant Necklace Blue Topaz Signed Leo Feeney. Stone: This pendant necklace features all natural top grade sleeping beauty turquoise with natural blue topaz. The pendant is handmade and hand soldered by award winning artist Leo Feeney. The middle sleeping beauty stone is extremely rare and size of this stone in perfect natural condition like this is nowhere to be found. The necklace chain is made of navajo mini pearls. Sleeping Beauty turquoise comes in a pure sky blue or robin’s egg blue color and is relatively stable and suitable for jewelry making. The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is one of the most famous turquoise mines and produces some of the most desirable turquoise in the world due to the purity of its color. The mine closed for a second time (first time in the early 1960s) in August 2012, which has skyrocketed the price of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The mine’s name comes from the mountain the mine is located in, which from far away looks like a sleeping woman lying on her back with her arms crossed. Artist: Leo Feeney is recognized as one of the most skilled Native American style artisans in the world. For the past 40 years, he has perfected a one-of-a-kind style of Southwestern fine jewelry, influenced heavily by Zuni Pueblo design. Leo’s work can be identified by the intricate cluster designs of the sterling silver along with turquoise, gaspeite, red coral, spiny oyster and occasionally faceted stones. He has, without doubt, mastered his craft, though this humble master jeweler notes that he will always evolve, improve and fine-tune his skills. Needless to say, Leo is one of our favorite artists and we feature a lot of his work. My Philosophy: I choose every piece of jewelry based on the value of the stone. Unlike most of the Turquoise on the market, the stone has to be high quality (not stabilized, not color treated and not reconstituted). I also love jewelry with unique character and great craftsmanship. What this means is that you are getting jewelry that is a showstopper and not to mention a great investment. Measurements: Necklace measures 16 in length. Pendant measures 2-1/2” x 1-1/2” Stone Measurements: Main stone measures 1/3 x 1/4 inch. See our other items. All packages are insured. If you love this piece of jewelry but the price is a bit out of your budget, feel free to message me and I’ll do my best to work something out with you. Although I go out of my way to make my pictures as clear as possible, they can differ slightly from the actual items depending on which type of computer monitor you have. I want you to enjoy your Toqos jewelry 100%. All I ask for is that you send the item back in its original condition within that time frame. If you’re unsure how to care for your jewelry, wonder if it’s the right fit or have any other questions, don’t hesitate to message me. The item “Natural Sleeping Beauty Sterling Pendant Necklace Blue Topaz Signed Leo Feeney” is in sale since Monday, November 13, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “toqos-gallery” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Artisan: Leo Feeney
- Country of Origin: United States
- Jewelry Type: Necklaces / Pendants
- Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Signed?: Signed
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo