Jewelry makers often use this turquoise for matching silver jewelry sets. Compared to other kinds of turquoise, however, those which are mined from the Sleeping Beauty mine are not considered as a hard turquoise. It has been, however, a favorite among silversmiths because of its natural color which mirrors the blue sky. This is what truly makes the Sleeping Beauty turquoise a desirable piece of precious stone which is also called a Skystone.
The area was one of the large turquoise producers in the country, but today the mine has been closed. Zuni is a Native American tribe that is located in New Mexico. They are known for the intricate inlay work, and very fine lapidary skills. This piece is Zuni handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones. The Zuni silversmiths are known for the intricate inlay work, and very fine lapidary skills.
This piece is a stunning example of the intricate lapidary skills that the Zunis are known for, as each stone is individually cut, polished and inlayed. Material: Sterling Silver, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Dimensions: The inside measures 5-1/2 inches (end to end), with an opening that is 1 inch. Weight (in grams): 19.3.Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "n8tivearts" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Republic of, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua.