A beautiful pair of sterling silver drop earrings with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
Native American artwork is timeless, authentic and highly collectible. Jewelry and items of adornment have been one of the most sacred parts of Navajo culture and continue to hold much significance in the modern times as well. It is believed Native Americans learned jewelry making from the Spanish. Even today, the Navajo artists use many of the original traditional tools and techniques to create exquisite and distinctive pieces. Turquoise is often referred to as the “stone of life” and holds significance for the Navajos. It is perceived as a harbinger of good fortune and is also used as a central part of many rituals and ceremonies.
The turquoise in these earrings is called Sleeping Beauty. The turquoise can be found in the southwestern part of the United States in Arizona. This highly sought after stone has made a tremendous impact on the history of turquoise over the years. The stone got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed. The color of the turquoise is a robin's egg blue and without any matrix. This stone is very collectible and the higher quality cuts are rare.
This item has the hallmark "KRS" on the back, which is believed to be the signature of Chris Billie. The earrings have a post back, the length is 1.25 inches and the width is 1 inch. Price includes shipping.
This item is the perfect accessory for your next evening or equestrian event. The earrings are versatile in their styling for any occasion!