Stamped Sterling Silver Cross Earrings with Hanging Arrow and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Droplets
Stamped Sterling Silver Cross with Hanging Arrow and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Droplets
Located in Globe, AZ, the Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine was one of the most well known producers of turquoise in the world, producing everything from low grade white chalk to a hard, sky blue material with clarity that has made it famous in European markets where they prefer turquoise with no matrix. For years, due to it's consistent color, low cost and high availability, it has also been extremely popular among Native American artists, particularly from the Zuni Pueblo. The Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine was named after the mountain range where it is located, which from a distance is said to resemble a sleeping woman with her arms crossed.The Sleeping Beauty mine is now closed and the turquoise is highly sought after.