Sleeping Beauty TQ and Coral Textured Sterling Earrings
This is a freeform pair of earrings made with 935 Argentium sterling silver and has sterling chain which drops into a freeform oval 'halo' mounting for the Sleeping Beauty turquoise chips and also has 1 red coral drop. The drop in the dangle is 1-3/4". The Sterling 'halo' was hand textured and polished to give added dimension.
Argentium sterling silver has a higher silver content and higher antitarnish properties and is nickel free. The Sleeping Beauty Mine has been closed for several years now making the availability of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise at a premium. Having had the opportunity to go to Globe, AZ where the mine is located, it is a true treasure to collect, obtain and create jewelry.