1970s Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Nugget Necklace – $285.00 – Sold Out
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Awesome large Sleeping Beauty turquoise nugget necklace by Navajo Anthony Toney. From the 1970s, this necklace is original as strung/finished and complete with a stamped tag that reads AT. The necklace is long and luxurious with a simple hook and eye closure and strung on waxed cord, possibly sinew. It is a true statement piece worn alone or looks smashing when layered with a silver bead, branch coral or Native American made bolo.
Measurements: 31″ in wearable length – slightly graduated with stones measuring approximately 8mm x 15mm to 12mm by 25mm. Weight: 206 gms
Condition: In excellent vintage original condition with the stringing strong. The clasp, as well as the signed tag are sterling silver. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the most prized and expensive of all turquoise because of its intensely sky blue color and lack of matrix, or veining. The turquoise nuggets in this necklace are indeed from the Sleeping Beauty mine, but are of a lesser grade, since they show some matrix. This necklace in Grade A Sleeping Beauty turquoise would cost thousands of dollars. However, because of the variations in color and veining present, it is much more affordably priced.
Markings: AT for Anthony Toney