Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings are made from a turquoise mined in the Sleeping Beauty mine near Globe, Arizona. The turquoise from this mine is now quite rare and is a beautiful solid, light blue color. A pair of Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings would be a prized possession. This turquoise is much sought after and has not been replicated anywhere else in the world. Owning a pair of Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings will be a once in a lifetime treasure.
History of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
The Sleeping Beauty Mine was named for the mountain where the mine was discovered. The turquoise used to make the Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings is so unique it is found nowhere else in the world. The mountain is shaped like a woman asleep on her back with her arms folded over.
People from all over the world visit this mine because of the uniqueness of the turquoise. It is clear blue with hardly any webbing or veining. Imagine owning a beautiful pair of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings and telling the fascinating story of how this turquoise got its name.
The Native American Tribe, the Zuni, have been handcrafting exquisite Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings and other jewelry from the turquoise mined in the Sleeping Beauty Mine since the 1800’s. The Zuni artists use turquoise inlaid in sterling silver to create the beautiful Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings.
Because the supply of turquoise for the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings is diminishing the existing jewelry will become harder to find in the future. Owning a pair of these lovely Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings will be a treasure for your family to own for generations to come.
The fine detail and craftsmanship that goes into the creation of a pair of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings makes them a perfect gift for a treasured friend or loved one. Quite often the motifs on the Zuni Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings are connected to the culture and beliefs of the Zuni people. Motifs can be insects or animals or other symbols which represent different walks of life. The colors used in the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings can include black, red or white.
The colors represented in a pair of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings can represent red for mother earth or blue for father sky. When you purchase a piece of Zuni jewelry you are also purchasing a piece of their fascinating history and culture.
A pair of Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings are completely unique. Zuni silversmiths create unique designs fitting the small stones into sterling silver. Each piece will be representative of the skill and unique design of the artist.
The turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty Mine is a favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths. They have been creating jewelry by a method called petit point for many years. This intricate and detailed craft creates pieces such as the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise earrings. If you love unique and one of a kind jewelry, you will be delighted with a pair of Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings. These would make a wonderful gift for a daughter or daughter-in-law.