Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise (yes, that's really its name! ) has always held my attention. I learned silversmithing at school in Oregon and first saw it used by Native Americans in their traditional jewelry there. I was so excited to get some of these beauties. They were supposed to be used in one of my granite designs but the moment I saw them I knew where they needed to sleep!
We used sterling silver to make these earrings with 3 mm turquoise. the earrings are approximately 20 mm wide and hand down from the ear lobe 40 mm.
We lovingly wrap each item in hessian and package it in our square ilala palm baskets. Due to the handmade nature of the baskets and the organic material used - colour and pattern may vary. Our baskets are bought from local Zimbabwean groups who promote fair trade and self-sufficiency. For additional information on our basket suppliers please visit our Community Partnerships page: https://thezuricollectionzim.com/collections/community-partnerships