Pure sky blue natural Turquoise has always been highly coveted. The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine is one of the few Turquoise mines in the world that used to consistently produce true sky blue Turquoise without matrix. For most of the mines existence the Turquoise was very reasonably priced, but once the mine closed in 2012 the price sky rocketed and the fine American Turquoise became scarce almost over night. Today Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is some of the most highly coveted and collected Turquoise in the world. In 2012 a jewelry could buy wholesale Sleeping Beauty Turquoise rough for around $250.00 per lbs (depending on grade), today this same material is bringing over $2500.00 per lbs and the true high grade is simply unavailable! With this in mind we have been making as much jewelry as we can with are old stash of 100% natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. One of our favorite things to make are Turquoise Pendants.
This is a presentation page on Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendants. If you are considering purchasing a Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant or are interested in learning more about Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry, this is a great page for you to check out. There are many great photos along with descriptions of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendants and there are several links to follow for additional information directly related to Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry.
Above to the left is a wonderful example of a classic Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant. This beautiful vintage silver and Turquoise pendant was handmade on the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. The style of the amulet is called "Zuni Petite Point". The amulet features many hand cut sliver cabochons of natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA. The pendant was retrofitted with a modern bale by John Hartman. To the right is a wonderful example of a modern "boho" style Sterling Silver pendant with top gem grade natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The style of this hand carved silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant is unique to Crystal Hartman and Durango Silver Co. You will notice that the stone features the perfect color of natural Turquoise and has almost no matrix showing, just enough to let you know it is real.
Durango Silver CO has a fairly large supply of authentic natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and we cut it and make it into very nice high quality Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry that is unique from any other you will find on the Internet or elsewhere - you can generally only purchase the Turquoise Jewelry that we produce directly from Durango Silver Company. We invite you to check out the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Rings, Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings we have available by following the links to the left side of this page.
Here are two very different examples of a handmade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant that was handcrafted by a skilled American Jewelry artisan. Above to the left is a very unique Sterling Silver and Turquoise pendant by John Hartman. This amulet is equally focused on the gemstone as it is the high grade natural American Turquoise gemstone. The design of the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant resembles a rooster which is made of hand tooled, repose and stamp work designs accented with raindrop designs. The rooster's stomach is made of a round Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochon. The silver cross to the right is an amazing museum quality piece that is actually 4 inches long by 3 inches wide! The cross features amazing stamp work design accented by 12 hand cut natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochon. This large silver amulet was Navajo artisan handmade in New Mexico, USA.
To the left is a very modern handmade Sterling Silver amulet. This beautiful red Italian Coral and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlay Pendant was Native American handmade in Arizona, USA. This is a great example of the modern jewelry made by Native American Indians in the southwest today. The main stone in this contemporary inlay amulet is top gem grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona. To the right is unique Sterling Silver turtle amulet with a round cabochon of AAA grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA. This piece was created by John Hartman of Durango Silver Company. This cute little pendant is perfect for the man or woman that would like to wear a subtle Turquoise amulet not a show piece.
Above are two Durango Silver Company exclusives. To the left is another Victorian style Sterling Silver amulet by John Hartman. This beautiful piece of modern art mimics ideas from the yester year. The focal point of the handmade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendant is a top gem grade natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochon. John surrounded this outstanding American gemstone with fancy filigree and repose designs that have a floral feel. To the left is a hand carved Sterling Silver pendant that features an even more rare cut of absolutely perfect natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona. This Sterling Silver amulet by Crystal Hartman features a freeform cut large cabochon of the famous Arizona Turquoise. Most Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is cut into calibrated cabochons and beads, so the large freeform cabochon is rare and unique. You can see that both pendant feature the absolutely perfect Turquoise Color.
Above are two high quality handmade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendants. To the left is a beautiful free form Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant by Crystal Hartman. The design of the amulet is way different then that of most of the American Turquoise Jewelry you will find today. Crystal designed the silver amulet after natural leafy vines. These silver vines wrap up to embrace the hand cut natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochon. To the right is a museum quality Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cluster pendant by Native American Jewelry artist Paul Livingston. This amazing American Turquoise amulet is large and features a cluster of hand cut top gem grade Arizona Blue Turquoise. A real masterpiece, this is the type of Turquoise Amulet worth adding to a high end silver jewelry collection.
Above are two final example of the quality Sleeping Beauty Turquoise jewelry we have to offer here at Durango Silver Company. To the left is a Navajo handmade Sterling Silver amulet inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and natural red coral from Italy. The artist took great care to match the natural Arizona Turquoise perfectly and pair it with top grade natural Mediterranean Coral from Italy. The craftsmanship and stones are impeccable. To the left is Sterling Silver amulet by Crystal Hartman. The craftsmanship and artistic skill with which Crystal created this piece really sets it over the top. A unique features of this Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant is the fact that the Turquoise was left as a nugget and just polished smooth. This technique left natural matrix in the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone that most people are not aware is common with Turquoise from this mine. This allows the opportunity for the gemstone to be seen in a more raw and natural state.
Hope through the examples above you have seen a wide range of styles and techniques in which natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is being made into quality handmade silver pendants. We feel blessed to be able to show you all these different designs of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Pendants. Since we were lucky enough to collect a small surplus of rough natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and work with many different artists, we will continue to make and offer all different styles of unique handmade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendants on www.durangosilver.com. You will find many more types of jewelry made from top grade Sleeping Beauty as well as other types of fine Turquoise on our website. You can browse items by clicking on any of the text buttons to the left side of this page. You can learn more about Turquoise, Jewelry or about us through the text links at the bottom of the page. Keep your eyes peeled!
We invite you to take a look at a few of our other presentations - Arizona Turquoise | American Turquoise | Blue Turquoise Jewelry | Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry | Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings | Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Ring, Turquoise Jewelry, Learning Center and our Silver Gallery page.
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