KINGMAN SPIDER WEB TURQUOISE NECKLACE SET by: HAPPY PIASSO
Well known Navajo artist Happy Piasso has handcrafted this beautiful set. Solid sterling silver with genuine Kingman spiderweb turquoise. The beads measure 22" with graduated beads intermixed with turquoise pieces. The pendant measures 3" in total length and is 1-3/4" at its widest point.The earrings are mounted on a silver french wire and is 1-5/8" when worn. All the elements of this piece can all be worn separately which adds to its appeal.
Navajo Pearls are traditionally made sterling silver beads. Silver beads are a traditional art form for Diné silversmiths, and the beads have as many expressions as there are artisans.... Making the beads is a time-consuming process.Most beads begins with silver that has to be melted, rolled and cut.
Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona. However, modern production of turquoise dates back to the 1880's when James Haas rediscovered the area.