Arizona Turquoise Pendant in Sterling Silver, 16x12 Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Our turquoise pendant is handmade with a 16x12mm natural turquoise gemstone from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Arizona. Stones are set into a sterling silver setting and have a robin's egg blue color. Goes from your favorite jeans to a dressed up event with ease. The setting has a solid sterling silver closed back and our cable chain closes with a spring clasp. Turquoise is one of the birthstones for December.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise:
The name sleeping beauty came from the mountain where the turquoise was mined. The mountain resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with her arms crossed. The stone’s color is a robin's egg blue with little to no matrix or veining. These stones were discovered by accident while miners were pulling copper and gold from the mountain.
The Mine stopped producing turquoise in 2012. Since the closure of the mine, the value of this gemstone continues to rise as supplies become harder to find. Often you will hear sleeping beauty turquoise being called a true gem of the Southwest.
Turquoise goes through a process of stabilization to harden the stone and stabilize the color to prevent fading over time.
Sleeping beauty turquoise gemstone 16x12mm oval cabochon cut
925 sterling silver:
1.2mm round cable chain
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Linda and Joe