Danny Clark Signed Unique Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cluster Necklace and Pendant
This necklace has one of the most eye catching designs I have ever encountered out of Navajo. It features a natural sleeping beauty center stone with a cluster of mini stones surround it. The detail and craftsmanship is exceptional.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise comes in a pure sky blue or robin's egg blue color and is relatively stable and suitable for jewelry making.
The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is one of the most famous turquoise mines and produces some of the most desirable turquoise in the world due to the purity of its color. The mine closed for a second time (first time in the early 1960s) in August 2012, which has skyrocketed the price of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
The mine's name comes from the mountain the mine is located in, which from far away looks like a sleeping woman lying on her back with her arms crossed.
The youngest in a family of 11 children, Dine' silversmith Danny Clark grew up in Klagetoh, AZ. His father was a silversmith, and Danny carries on a family and cultural tradition. Living now in Gallup, NM, he loves the work that he does. Danny's work is often detailed, including intricate elements such as feathers, flowers, starbursts integrated with traditional forms. His range of silversmithing skills is apparent in the myriad of design styles he is able to excel at, from most traditional to contemporary. He is especially inspired by the natural world for his designs and finds these perfect forms of nature can only make a piece of jewelry more beautiful.
I choose every piece of jewelry based on the value of the stone. Unlike most of the Turquoise on the market, the stone has to be high quality (not stabilized, not color treated and not reconstituted).
I also love jewelry with unique character and great craftsmanship. What this means is that you are getting jewelry that is a showstopper and not to mention a great investment.
Chain length measures 18 inches. Pendant measures 1x2.
Stone measures 1/4 x 1/2
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I take all photos under natural light (without photoshop) to make sure the jewelries look as realistic as possible.
I will ship it out to you nicely packaged within 1 business day via USPS. All packages are insured.
I want you to enjoy your Toqos jewelry. In case you are not satisfied with your item, you can return it within 14 days. All I ask for is that you send it back in perfect condition within that time frame.
Kindly note that I unfortunately cannot process international returns & exchanges at this time: all international sales are final.
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