Hand-Knotted Sleeping Beauty Turquoise: 9-23mm in size
TURQUOISE got its name from early trade routes - Europeans ended up getting the stone from the Turkish bazaars. Turquoise has been a prominent stone throughout most cultures for thousands of years. It is seen as a symbol of wisdom and nobility.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Sleeping Beauty turquoise is known for its sky blue coloring with only moderate black veining up to no veining at all in finer specimens.It used to be found in a mine in Arizona that was called “sleeping beauty”, because the mine’s formation looked like a woman lying on her back with her arms crossed.It is the only mine that produces Sleeping Beauty turquoise, so natural turquoise of this form is very limited.It is still being mined today.