Vibrant and completely natural sky blue! Rare south western USA turquoise in a natural shape sourced from the now closed Sleepy Beauty mine in Arizona. Frame set on a sterling silver custom fit frame, this pendant comes with a length of cord and a complimentary 18" sterling silver link chain. Pendant measures roughly 45x21x6mm, including bail.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling Silver Pendant
Turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona has a pure sky blue colour with generally very little veining or webbing. The mine closed in 2014, making the material in circulation even more precious.
The name was coined from Turkey, where the first "Persian Stones" were mined. Now sourced from Asia and the United States, the most prized colours are the "dark greens" of Tibetan/Asian stones and the "sky blues" such as those sourced from Sleeping Beauty Mine, Arizona. Used by the Native American Navajo during vision quests, it is a stone of guidance and protection.