Bipin maple leaf pendant with sleeping beauty turquoise
This sterling silver maple leaf pendant is stunning with the brilliant color of the Sleeping Beauty turquoise stone. The irregular stone adds visual interest and makes a statement of it's own. This is a rare piece of Sleeping Beauty turquoise due to its overall size and clarity. Includes a sterling chain.
Materials: Sterling silver (.925)
Stone: Sleeping Beauty turquoise
Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Sleeping Beauty turquoise from Arizona has become one of the mostimportant turquoise mines in the world. It was first discovered by the Native Americans during the Anasazi times. Turquoise played a substantial role in several Native American cultures and symbolized the union and balance between the Earth and sky. The Navajo believed turquoise fell from the sky and protected against demons.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is mined with hand tools and little bits were collected at a time. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is revered and highly sought after due to its pure sky blue or robin's egg blue color which shows very little to no veining. It is only mined from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, Arizona.
Turquoise is worn to ward off depression, exhaustion and panic attacks.