Picture Jasper, Black Jade, &
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
"Turquoise Creek" - ER153
Supersmith Shop, David Rosales Jewelry - Handcrafted by Navajo Jewelers New Mexico, USA
Extremely popular inlay stone combination, "Turquoise Creek". Earring model: ER153. Turquoise Creek was one of the early stone combinations by Supersmith and remains popular all these years later.
Unfortunately the Sleeping Beauty mine was closed for turquoise mining in 2011. The owners are now grinding up the turquoise to get to the copper, very sad. It has impacted the price of anything with Sleeping Beauty.
In the world of Native American jewelry, the Super Smith Shop was originator of a complete line of repeatable designs that could be customized with a large selection of stone combinations. All Supersmith jewelry is created by a large staff of Navajo craftspeople. I love that they make it easy by numbering the designs and naming the stone combinations; this makes mixing and matching easier.
While not entirely one-of-a-kind this system is the perfect answer for my "matchy-matchy" customers who like quality inlay work. If I happen to be out of a matching piece, just ask, the beauty of this line is things can be reordered. It is important to note each piece will be different so you are not going to get and exact match on the inlay design.
Please pardon the light reflections in the photo
Materials: Turquoise Creek - Picture Jasper, Black Jade, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Sterling Silver
Height - Total Earring Height: 2"H
Height - Total Earring Drop (from post): 1-3/4"H
Height x Width (Lower Earring Only - not including bale attachment) : 1-1/2"H x 7/16"W
Depth (Silver): 3/16"
Signed: W SS
Weight: .6oz/16g (pair)/.0352 lbs
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