Natural Blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise (AZ) 9mm Round Beads,18 Inch Strand
This is 100% Natural, Un-Treated, Un-Stabilized, High Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
This is beautiful Deep Blue, High Quality, Natural material.
Sleeping Beauty Mine located in Globe, Arizona is considered to be one of the most important turquoise producing mines in the world. The Sleeping Beauty Mine history began with its storybook name; some say that from a distance the mountain looks like a sleeping woman – and with a little imagination it does. The mountain was named long before it was mined, but once the mine opened it adopted the iconic name. The Sleeping Beauty Mine history started more than 40 years ago when it was originally mined for gold and copper. Sleeping Beauty stones are some of the most desirable stones produced in the world. Sleeping beauty stones are unique in color and quality anywhere from chalky-blue to sky-blue to deep-blue turquoise.
The Sleeping Beauty can be sold as natural turquoise or stabilized turquoise depending on the preference of the buyer. Stabilizing the stone makes the turquoise resilient to color change and more practical for use in turquoise jewelry. Some Turquoise needs to be stabilized to work with where as some higher quality material is hard enough to cut and process without stabilization.
Over the years, the Sleeping Beauty Mine has made a name for itself through its storybook name, gold and copper production, and now top-quality turquoise.