Handmade Sterling Silver Mini Clustered Sleeping Beauty Teardrop Earrings. Stone: These teardrop shaped sleeping beauties are made into detailed perfection. 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: Pansy Johnson is a silversmith living in Gallup, NM. She was born in the 60’s. In 1975, she learned how to silversmith when major fashion designers and celebrities began wearing turquoise and silver. The popularity of turquoise and silver in the 70’s helped Pansy understand the nationwide demand for Native American jewelry. She began to make traditional Navajo silver work at a very young age and she made her first paycheck from silversmithing during high school. Her silversmithing talent was influenced by her silversmith parents. Her cluster silver work is often compared with Emma Lincoln’s. Her precision in setting mini stones makes her work stand out as one of the best known Navajo cluster artists. Our Philosophy: We 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). We 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. 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 “Handmade Sterling Silver Mini Clustered Sleeping Beauty Teardrop Earrings” is in sale since Friday, January 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings”. The seller is “toqos-gallery” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Artisan: Pansy Johnson
- Country of Origin: United States
- Jewelry Type: Earrings
- Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Signed?: Signed
- Tribal Affiliation: Navajo