Natural Arizona Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Nugget Hand-Knotted Necklace

Natural Arizona Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Nugget Hand-Knotted Necklace

$695.00

* Necklace Length: 17.5 inches
* Turquoise: Approximately 10-22mm in size
* Turquoise Weight: 374 carats
* 14k Gold Filled Spring Ring Clasp

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 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.