J280134

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise 1-1/4" Sterling Hoop Earrings

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Certainly not a snooze, these round hoops get brilliant color from Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons along the front. A diamond-cut design borders the cabochons, while round, diamond-cut designs decorate the back of the earrings.

  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for Sleeping Beauty turquoise
  • Prong-set, round Sleeping Beauty turquoise cabochons in a round hoop design; diamond-cut border around cabochons; round diamond-cut designs at back of earring
  • Snap bar closures, for pierced ears only
  • Measures approximately 1-1/4"L x 1/4"W
  • Made in USA

About Turquoise

Statement:

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology, including diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Through research, education, and laboratory services, the GIA serves the public interest through objective gemstone evaluation, including identification.

You can purchase our gemstone jewelry with added confidence knowing that QVC incorporates the GIA's expertise into the QVC gemstone identification quality assurance process.

For more information on the GIA, visit www.GIA.edu.

For more information on the gemstones found at QVC, check out our gemstone glossary.

While Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. Most Turquoise is treated by one of three methods to enhance durability and allow for a better polish:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Questions you might have regarding Turquoise:

Is turquoise jewelry sold on QVC genuine and natural?
Yes, it is.

Does QVC accept composite, reconstituted or reconstructed turquoise?
QVC does not currently accept composite, reconstituted, or reconstructed turquoise.

Is turquoise in the jewelry sold on QVC color treated?
Dye and other coloring agents are not acceptable as treatments.

Is the turquoise sold in QVC's jewelry brittle?
While some Turquoise is naturally beautiful, it tends to be porous and sometimes brittle. The QVC approved treatments enhances durability and allows for a better polish.

What are the treatments that QVC accepts?
QVC accepts only the following stable treatments:

  • Impregnated with colorless resin or plastic
  • Proprietary Zachery Method
  • Luster Enhancement

Why is the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise almost free of matrix or markings in the stone?
For Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, we closely monitor the range of blue color and the level of mottling, matrix and markings we will accept. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise can have all of these markings in the stone, but QVC currently accepts only Sleeping Beauty Turquoise that is free of markings.

What is matrix?
Turquoise deposits usually form in iron-rich host rock which tends to create dark brown or tan markings called matrix.

Where is Turquoise mined?
Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. Some areas that most of the turquoise has been mined: Arizona, Mexico and China. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine outside Globe, Arizona. The mine got its name because the mountain where it is mined resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with her arms crossed.

How can we continue to sell Sleeping Beauty Turquoise if the mine is closed?
QVC suppliers have acquired large quantities of rough turquoise when they learned the mine was closing. We have been using these lots of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise for our jewelry.

The Sleeping Beauty mine is currently closed and, at this time, there is no new production of the Sleeping Beauty stones.

For more information about turquoise or any of our gemstones, please see the Gemstone Treatment Guide on QVC.com:
http://www.qvc.com/GemstonesTreatment.content.html#athrub

About Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

About Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Mined from the famed Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Arizona, Sleeping Beauty turquoise is known for its exceptional quality. The mountain that houses the mine resembles a sleeping woman with crossed arms, giving the gemstone its name.

Sleeping Beauty turquoise boasts a rich blue shade that's clear and vibrant like the expansive skies of the West. It's a lively hue that captures the region's sense of spirit, independence, and adventure. Turquoise has long been part of American fashion, and Sleeping Beauty turquoise represents the height of American beauty and style.

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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise 1-1/4" Sterling Hoop Earrings 4.4 5 11 11
Perfection! I was lucky to order these before they sold out! Just received them and am thrilled. They are soooo much prettier in person and a great size ;). So comfortable I don't even know I have them on! Very lightweight for such a presence((**)) 07-23-14
Beware of wide posts! Love these earrings, but will be returning them. The posts are so wide that they are painful to wear ( and I have had pierced ears for over 40 years!)! So sad! Buy them if your ear piercings are a bit stretched out. They would probably be perfect for them! 06-15-14
PERFECT SIZED HOOPS I've worn these hoops several times since purchasing them and find them to be just the right size, the "Goldilocks" size (just right). The sleeping beauty stones are small, but the brightness of the turquoise somehow makes amends for that. I wanted sleeping beauty hoops before the prices go even higher, so I feel I made a good purchase. 05-21-14
Great size hoops I love the size of these hoops and the turquoise is a beautiful color. The diamond cutting enhances and gives them a hint of sparkle. 02-13-14
OUTSTANDING! When I received the hoops I couldn't get over how gorgeous they were! They are so well made and the diamond cutting enhances their beauty! I also love the closures for them. They are very substantial. I loved them so much that I went back on line and order the diamond cut studs which I'm waiting for now! So excited about my purchase! 01-17-14
Gorgeous Turquoise I ordered these earrings several years ago. I just love them. They aren't too big or heavy. The turquoise is fabulous. Grab them up before the Sleeping Beauty turq is gone. 01-01-14
THESE ARE VERY NICE First I want to encourage the buyer to view the video if you can. It displays EXACTLY all the features on these earrings. This is a little larger than the standard 1 size and the sleeping beauty stones are nicely placed with diamond cutting halo. This pattern of diamond cutting is also given to the back pattern. The earring has a snap bar closure and is really a nice comfortable size. The earrings fit well and are embellished a bit more than a standard hoop with stones.. For this pricing, you receive a stylish sleeping beauty earring that is a good purchase for your wardrobe. I was happy with mine. 09-07-13
Going back Several things bother me about these hoops. First and most notable, they give the inside outside look, but it looks like somebody forgot to fill the inside. Big empty holes. I realize that is the design but it simply does not work. Secondly the silver work around the stones does not work either. There is just nothing pretty about the way it is done. And as someone else already mentioned, the stones are very small. This says silver way more than it say turq .. and poor silver work at that. There is just nothing about these that recommends them to me. Going back. 07-16-13
ON THE FENCE I just received my Sleeping Beauty hoops today and I was disappointed. There seems to be more silver than stones and the stones are much too small for the cost..The stones appeared to look much larger on the video than in person.. Yes, the silver is substantial and have alot of weight, but I don't know if I can justify the cost of these earrings..The color of the stones are beautiful and it would be a shame to return these earrings..I really have to think about this. We'll see Twinny 07-09-13
Great "Sleeping Beauty" Buy!! So glad they had easy pay for these, had them in my wish list for awhile. They are beautiful, love turquoise, have many outfits in this color and these earrings just enhanced the color. Since the Sleeping Beauty mines are all closing this was an exceptional buy. Not too big, just a nice size for me. 06-24-13
Sleeping Beauties I usually prefer hoops under an inch, but these are really, really cute and not too heavy. They are easy to put in, take out and clasp, and really compliment other turquoise items I have. I'm really happy I bought these. 05-21-13
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