Gold Sleeping beauty Turquoise hinge earrings E03SB-14kt
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Stunning Navajo handcrafted earrings. Genuine Sleeping beauty turquoise set in solid yellow 14kt gold! The detailed inlay is actually made from individually hand cut pieces. The unique design have a hinge built in. Solid gold post and backings. They measure 3/4" in length by 1/4". They are beautiful. NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED POST EARRINGS The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for its solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the "dumps" and sort turquoise from there. The mine is currently closed.