Amesoli - Zuni Sterling Silver
Amesoli - Zuni
NR568 - $105 each plus s/h
Paula says - "Snake eye items that have many tiny rows and columns of stones are usually described as to how many stones width x height. For example, this ring has 5 stones across and 7 rows down so it would be called a 5x7 and have 35 stones."
"The photo below of a similar ring shows just how tiny the turquoise snake eyes in these rings are!"
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America located in Gila County, Arizona near the town of Globe. This turquoise is prized for its uniform blue color with little or no matrix that allows the stones to be easily matched and cut. It is the favorite stone of Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry. Only 4% of the turquoise taken from the mine is left natural. Most is is enhanced or stabilized and sold to large distributors in the USA and Europe.