Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Graduated Flattened Nuggets


Size of Individual Bead: Graduated irregular strand –Largest bead is approx. 23mm, smallest bead is approx 5mm

Size of Bead Hole: Suitable for a Size #6-8 Silk Cord
Length of Strand: Approx. 18 Inches
Treatment: Stabilized, Natural Color

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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was, for over a century, probably the best known American Turquoise. An Arizona mine legendary for its pure blue colors Sleeping Beauty was, for most of the second half of the 20th century, the benchmark that all other blue turquoise was measured against.  (Sleeping Beauty is also the color that the vast majority of fake “Turquoise” attempts to emulate.) Now that the Sleeping Beauty Mine has been closed genuine Sleeping Beauty has become a true collector’s item. This strand slightly longer than standard strand –18″ instead of 16″– is genuine Sleeping Beauty and displays the classic clean blue of natural Sleeping Beauty with a scattering of inclusions. The color is, of course, natural. The material was stabilized prior to cutting and polishing these thin nuggets. An elegant strand sure to delight any Turquoise collector. American processed.