Royston, Kingman, and Sleeping Beauty Earrings | Geraldine James

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Drop-length: 2 1/2"


With every turn of the head, these earrings by Geraldine James narrate the story of three legendary mines. The Royston Turquoise, with its earthy veins, speaks of the Nevada landscape; the Kingman Turquoise tells of Arizona's mineral-rich terrain; and the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise whispers of the mountain that bears its name. Together, they form a triad of unparalleled beauty, a celebration of the region's natural endowments. Wearers of these earrings carry with them the legacy of the mines and the hands that skillfully brought these stones to light.


Known for its captivating blues and intricate gold matrix patterns, Royston turquoise is a beloved gemstone mined in Tonepeh, Nevada. Located in the oldest patented mine in Nevada, Royston turquoise is considered highly collectible. Its beauty and collectability make it a good investment as well as a stunning piece of any collection.

With a history spanning over a millennium, the Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of America's earliest and most prolific sources of turquoise. Discovered by ancient indigenous peoples over 1,000 years ago, Kingman turquoise boasts an enchanting sky-blue hue and offers a wide spectrum of blue variations. The mine’s legacy is intertwined with the history of the American Southwest, and it has served as the largest turquoise supplier in the jewelry trade since the late nineteenth century.

Coveted for its pristine sky-blue shade devoid of veining or web patterns, Sleeping Beauty turquoise holds a cherished place in the realm of sought-after gemstones. Its historical significance has left an indelible mark on the turquoise narrative, especially since the closure of the Arizona Turquoise Mine in 2012. The mine closure, coupled with the gem's innate allure, has led to a surge in its value. With its pure hue and inherent durability, Sleeping Beauty turquoise stands as a beloved choice among global jewelry artisans and creatives.


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