The exquisite blue stones in these earrings are Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Arizona is highly prized for its intense Persian blue color and lack of matrix.
Turquoise has been a consistently popular stone throughout history and around the world. It was especially popular in Native American, European Renaissance, and Middle Eastern jewelry.
An intricate, Bali-style rope and dot pattern adorns the antiqued sterling setting. The wires are slightly thicker than the average earring (19 gauge instead of 21). People with tiny holes may be more comfortable inserting them after a hot bath.
All metals are sterling silver.
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