Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise with mixed Topaz Earrings Leo Feeney
This intricate set of dangle earrings features three Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones paired with a mix of Blue, Green, Purple and Pink Topaz stones.
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.
Leo Feeney is recognized as one of the most skilled Native American style artisans in the world. For the past 40 years, he has perfected a one-of-a-kind style of Southwestern fine jewelry, influenced heavily by Zuni Pueblo design. Leo's work can be identified by the intricate cluster designs of the sterling silver along with turquoise, gaspeite, red coral, spiny oyster and occasionally faceted stones. He has, without doubt, mastered his craft, though this humble master jeweler notes that he will always evolve, improve and fine-tune his skills. Needless to say, Leo is one of our favorite artists and we feature a lot of his work.
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.
2-3/4" in length
cluster of mini
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I take all photos under natural light (without photoshop) to make sure the jewelries look as realistic as possible.
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