Woman Zuni jewel
Sterling Silver Earrings inlaid with 14 turquoise stones handcrafted by Vincent Johnson
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The colour of Turquoise stone goes from blue,pale blue to green.The most known mines from the United States are the Apache Canyon mine in California and Sleeping beauty mine in Arizona,that's why you can find the "Sleeping Beauty turquoise", very popular,because it has less impurity.For the Navajos the turquoise stone represents hapiness,luck and health.Turquoise is the most used stone in Native American arts and crafts
Turquoise cut in long narrow or elongated stones set in delicate bezels is called needle point.Turquoise Jewelry with pear shape cut gems is known as petite point. Gems that have been cut and tightly set and inlaid into silver jewelry is known as "inlay". This is a skill of intricate small stonework especially with pieces with smaller tightly fitting gems and settings.