Mercury Dime & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
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Lady of mystery
Genuine silver Mercury dimes accented with rare Sleeping Beauty turquoise
For all of the Mercury dime’s fame, no one is entirely sure who served as the model for its famous face. Though sculptor Adolph Weinman insisted it was meant to represent Lady Liberty, popular opinion held that it resembled Mercury, the Greek god of commerce. In any case, it’s believed that Weinmann based the image on a bust he had made of his neighbor Elsie Stevens, the wife of poet Wallace Stevens. But no one knows for sure.
Embrace the mystery with these earrings. Fashioned from real silver Mercury dimes, these earrings are accented with another wonder –– Sleeping Beauty turquoise. This gorgeous blue gemstone comes from a mine located near Globe, Arizona and is named after the mountain range where it is located, which from a distance is said to resemble a sleeping woman with her arms crossed. These earrings are certain to make heads turn.
- Made in USA
- 4 ctw
- .925 Sterling Silver
- Mercury dime
- (2) Nugget 6mm Turquoise 2carat each
- 1 3/4" overall drop
- Bottom design 5/8" diameter
- French hoop
- 10 gramseach