Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling Silver Cross and 18 inch Sterling Silver bead design Chain by Native American Zuni Artisan Cecilia Iule NACR-091378 Special Buy Final Sale. Signature Silver work by Cecilia Iule in a smaller style lending itself to both a petite yet bold look. The heavy Sterling setting with Sun Ray stamping is the perfect backdrop for the five clear blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones. This piece has a fixed bail that will accommodate beads, chain or cord up to 3mm and measures approximately 1 3/8 inches from the top of the bail by 15/16 inch wide (almost 1 inch). Beautiful addition to any collection and versatile for both Men and Women of (just about) any age. The chain is a Sterling Silver 1.3mm 18 inch twisted cable chain with 2mm bead design. Zuni Silversmith Hallmark C. Iule - Cecilia Iule.
The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine is located seven miles outside of Globe, Arizona. It is noted for its solid blue color with no matrix. The host rock is usually granite as seen in the larger cabochons and free form nuggets. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is a favorite among the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry as well as the nugget settings. This mine was one of the largest in North America.
Native American Zuni Silversmith Cecilia Iule
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