RAY BENNETT NAVAJO Sterling Silver Sleeping Beauty TURQUOISE shadow box Pendant. Traditional Style Sterling Silver Pendant Set With A RARE Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stone Mined And Cut Sometime During The Early 1990's Period Or Possibly Earlier. The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside Globe, AZ. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity in color. This mine was one of the largest in North America. Now, one of the most prolific mines in the US has been closed! Masterfully Handmade And Designed By Navajo Artist RAY BENNETT Raymond Bennet lives where he was born and raised, in Gallup, New Mexico. He learned his craft from his family members, including both his parents and his uncles.Raymond Bennett (Navajo) is a listed silversmith in Barton Wright's "Hallmarks of the Southwest". Bennett or Ray Bennett in 1978. At one time Ray was the resident silversmith for Atkinson's Trading Company. Sterling silver chain is 18long total weight 18.4grams great addition to your collection?