ZUNI HANDCRAFTED LARGE HOOP EARRINGS
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.
Many artists excel at combining stones of any shape into large clusters to form a design/pattern. The term “cluster work” is a general term that is used to describe this style. Many times, “cluster work” is used synonymously with Petit Point. Generally, with “cluster work” combinations of small round, square, rectangle and teardrop stones are used to create an infinite number of designs.