Friday, April 23, 2010

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings

Robin's egg blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise set in silver as post earrings.

I've had these cabs for over a year, set them as earrings over Christmas, and hadn't taken any photos till last week!  And now I finally listed them in my Etsy shop

I bought them at a local Gem and Mineral Show that's held twice a year at the fairgrounds. The dealer  must have had hundreds of Sleeping Beauty cabs rattling around in a box and my daughter spent a long time sorting through them to find matching pairs for me.  I still have about 8 matching pairs which, at my rate of setting them, should keep me busy for the next 8 years!

I never knew why this stone was called Sleeping Beauty. But I just googled it and found that it was named after the mountain in Arizona where it's mined, which resembles a lady in slumber.

Here's a photo of the mountain  ---->

(Hmmm. I guess someone really had a vivid imagination.)

Well, if you want to see more pictures of these earrings, just go here.


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  1. DVArtist said...
    These are simply beautiful. Can't get much better than turquoise and silver.
    The Great Ethan Allen said...
    very cute and simple!
    Waterrose said...
    Those are beautiful. Seems people feel the need here in Arizona to name every mountain...most of them you can see the resemblance..
    Contrariwise said...
    I'll give it the benefit of the doubt that the resemblance might be more obvious in person. Here's a photo of the mountain with Sleeping Beauty superimposed on it:

    Pretty funny.

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