Spiny Oyster & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise pendant | Federico Jimenez

SKU: SVLFEP0113/22
Regular price $1,170.00
Unit price

1 1/4" x 3"


This pendant by Federico Jimenez is a symphony in silver, where the radiant warmth of the red spiny oyster shell masterfully cut to capture the fiery essence of the sun is cooled by the calm azure of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Each gemstone is meticulously set within the lustrous embrace of sterling silver, a signature of true craftsmanship and timeless style. The juxtaposition of warm and cool tones makes it not just a piece of jewelry, but a wearable work of art.


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.


Found in the warm waters, spiny oyster shells come from bivalve mollusks known for their bright purple, orange, red, brown, and pink colors. The ‘spiny’ in their name refers to the ridges along the shells. Spiny oyster shells have been important elements of Native American jewelry for centuries. People in South America have also prized spiny oyster shells and incorporated them into jewelry, pottery, ceremonial objects, and other works of art. Spiny oyster has been found in burial sites from 6000 BCE. Collecting shells requires diving skills or special equipment, and high-quality shells are rare, which makes spiny oyster shells even more precious.


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