Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
For many years Sleeping Beauty Turquoise has been considered one of the highest quality turquoise in North America. The Navajos have a long tradition and were among the first to mine the precious stone. Their centuries-old method from long ago was to use hot coals to heat boulders containing turquoise before splashing them with cold water. The sudden temperature change would cause the stone to fracture, exposing the prized turquoise underneath. Our collection couples the gorgeous sky-blue stone (mined in nearby Globe, Arizona) with classic sterling silver beads. 2" long.