Sleeping Beauty turquoise necklace by Janie Chavez
This majestic necklace includes six magnificent polished stones of Sleeping Beauty turquoise set in sterling silver. This one of a kind necklace is lovingly handmade by Janie Chavez of the Kewa Pueblo tribe in northern New Mexico, USA. The necklace has a sterling silver chain fastening for adjustable length.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is known for its purity and stability of colour. The Sleeping Beauty mine is now closed and so this beautiful stone is becoming more sought after and is rapidly increasing in value.
Grandmother Janie Chavez and her husband Harvey Chavez have been making beautiful jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for almost thirty years. Rainmaker Gallery has worked with three generation of the Chavez family, including the parents of both Harvey and Janie and now their grown-up daughters Dana Chavez and Kayleen Chavez whose jewellery you can also purchase on this website. We are honoured to bring you the beautiful work of this talented family.