Turquoise has been central to Native American and Southwestern jewelry for centuries. Today, the Southwestern area of the United States continues to provide the finest turquoise in the world, much of it coming from the enormous Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Arizona. This model celebrates the ingenuity of Native American and Southwestern jewelers, who remain the world's leading experts on turquoise, and whose "backing" techniques revolutionized and enabled this material's use in jewelry.
This model features a piece of turquoise inlaid into the frame.
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