Here we have a quite old and thin pair of turquoise slab earrings, originally on clip on hooks for non-pierced ears. And that part is important, because that places this turquoise into the 1940s or 50s, which means it is likely a high-grade US mine. I think it looks like Sleeping Beauty, although there is a hint of matrix on the edge. Sleeping Beauty is not necessarily completely absent of matrix; it's just known for being super pure and free of mother stone. But I do think these are Sleeping Beauty, and even though they are quite thin, I do think they are also of a vanishing breed. I have replaced the original hooks with French hooks for pierced ears, but I am happy to include the originals. And while they are not marked (not that any pre-1950s Native American jewelry was) and therefore we cannot say with certainty that they are Native American, we believe they are Santo Domingo.
Each slab of turquoise measures about about 3/4" across by about 1-1/4" in length and 1/16" thick. There is wire wrap in a small drilled hole, and the French hook extends the length by 1/8". Turquoise is In great vintage condition.
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