Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Dragonfly Pin SWPPIN0022

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Gorgeously detailed Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Dragonfly pin with twist wire and Silver drop accents. Dragonfly is often used in Native American art and jewelry. To the Navajo people, Dragonfly represents the essence and blessing of pure water. Handmade by Diné silversmith Darrin Livingston.

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Dragonfly symbolizes water to the Navajo people, and dragonfly symbols are often used in jewelry, sandpainting and other art forms to represent the essence of pure water.

Found near Globe, Arizona, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is easily one of the most recognizable North American turquoises. Due to its lack of matrix and brilliant, varying shades of blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is highly sought after. Sadly, the Sleeping Beauty mine closed in 2012 - causing both prices and demand to climb.

Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.

Seen frequently throughout Native American jewelry, Sterling Silver "raindrops" are a traditional design element. They can be smooth and high polished or they can be starlike and oxidized.

 

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

Paul Livingston was born March 3, 1954 in Gallup, New Mexico. He has lived in the Navajo Church Rock Reservation his whole life and currently resides there. He grew up watching his Uncle silversmith and with some trial and error became very good at it. He started the art of silversmithing at 22yrs old, which gives him 34 years of experience. He is a highly respected artist and his work has been shown throughout the United States. He is known for his perfectly aligned cluster work and his snake eye row bracelets. Paul is also a very fine contemporary saw artist.

Shop the Santa Fe Style Collection for striking contemporary jewelry, handcrafted by artisans who draw on the rich history of the Southwest.

This collection features trending artists popular in the Four Corners and loved by locals here in New Mexico. The jewelry featured here is a fusion of traditional techniques, passed hand-to-hand across generations, and modern artistry.

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