This attractive Necklace showcases a Sleeping Beauty Turquoise & Sterling Silver Cross by Zuni artists George and Lupeta Leekity. The Leekitys specialize in cast Sterling work with high-quality stones based on designs by Lupeta's father, the famous Horace Iule. Our Cross is beautifully formed and features six color-matched Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Stones. Sleeping Beauty is a sought-after by many collectors due to its sky blue color with little or no matrix or webbing. The Turquoise comes from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, Arizona, which closed in late 2012. The Cross is stamped on the back with the artists' hallmark "G&L Leekity" and "Sterling." We've paired the Cross with Graduated Turquoise Rounds, ranging in diameter from 8-to-13mm. The Turquoise is light-to-mid blue with golden brown matrix and mirrors tones in the Cross Pendant. It is highlighted by light blue Glass Rondelles and eight Sterling Silver Rounds that are 6mm to 8mm. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Cones and Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 80 grams and is 21 inches long, plus the Pendant, which is 2-3/4 inches by 1-3/4 inches.
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