Our sleeping beauty turquoise necklace is handmade in a simple drop style with a genuine turquoise teardrop briolette dangling from an 18 inch 14K gold filled cable chain. This stone was mined in Arizona and adds a robin's egg blue color to your look. Turquoise is the birthstone for December.
About 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 Sleeping Beauty Mine stopped producing turquoise in 2012. Since the closure of the mine, the value of this beautiful 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.
Sleeping beauty turquoise gemstones go through a process of stabilization to harden the gemstone and stabilize the color to prevent fading over time.
Sleeping beauty turquoise gemstone 11x8mm
14K gold filled:
18 inch cable chain
26G half hard round wire
3mm round bead
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Linda and Joe