These handcrafted statement earrings feature two gorgeous pieces of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise that are both a brilliant bright-blue colour. The stones themselves measure approximately 20mm x 13mm each, and the settings have been made with solid sterling silver ear hooks, thick sterling silver hand-sawed back-plates, fine silver serrated bezel settings around each stone, and sterling silver hoops and molten ball accents. The earrings have then been sanded smooth, oxidised in parts for contrast and polished to a high shine. Like all my work, they are a completely unique piece made entirely by hand, using recycled silver, environmentally-friendly methods and cruelty-free materials!
Total Drop Length: 64mm approx.
Total Width: 43mm approx.
💎SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE LORE:
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. Among the Ancient Egyptians, Persians and Chinese, Aztecs and Incas of South America, and Native North Americans, Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, and protection.
Wearing Turquoise is said to bring strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and good fortune. It is a symbol of friendship, aids wearers while traveling and brings peace to the home.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona has become one of the most important Turquoise mines in the world. The Mine was originally first found by the Native Americans during the Anasazi times, where the Turquoise was mined with hand tools and little bits were collected at a time. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is famous for it's baby blue or "Robin's Egg" blue colour, and it's name comes from the mountain where it is mined, which resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed.