Beautifully crafted sleeping beauty turquoise petit point hoop earrings. This is a wonderful example of contemporary Zuni jewelry making showcasing intricate petit point techniques in modern designs. This truly exemplifies Native Americans as some of the finest jewelers in the world. The turquoise is set into a foundation of heavy gauge sterling silver.
The petit point technique requires finely honed stonework skills. The turquoise pieces are very small and can easily fracture during the honing and polishing process. Each jewelry artist has created their own method of forging these small pieces and once mastered, will typically sit and create hundreds of the polished stones all at once in preparation for creating a finished piece. The petit point technique requires the highest level of skill to achieve success.
Petit point has been made possible by finer tools that allow for extremely delicate stone carving. Petit point requires thinly sliced cabochons.
The very nature of the shape, as well as the number of cuts necessary to achieve the correct shape, requires a great amount of patience and skill. Because of the difficulty in crafting petit point cabochons, certain mines of turquoise are more popular to be used.
These include sleeping beauty, lone mountain and spider web. The turquoise is set in a foundation of heavy gauge sterling silver. The beauty of sterling silver is it can become dark and be polished back to a beautiful shine time after time.Never out of style, Southwest jewelry is an investment in enjoyment to last a lifetime. Measures 1 1/2" round x 1/16" wide.
Weight = 5 grams Questions??? Please ask before purchasing to avoid any misunderstandings. Coin not included not for sale.The item "J Kallestewa Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Petit Point Hoop Earrings Sterling Zuni" is in sale since Wednesday, September 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "thisisit338" and is located in Brighton, Colorado.
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