Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Handcut Cushion Rondells, Graduated


Size of Individual Bead: Graduated strand –the smallest bead is approx. 3mm, the largest bead approx. 11mm

Size of Bead Hole: Suitable for a Size #8-10 Silk Cord
Length of Strand: Approx. 16 Inches
Treatment: All Natural

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Sleeping Beauty was, for over a century, probably the best known American Turquoise Mine. 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 of extra clean –there is barely any visible matrix– intense blue all natural Sleeping Beauty is old stock from the 1950s. Magnificent material the likes of which we will probably never see again. Graduated cushion rondell beads are perfectly matched in an elegant drape. Knot and finish with a gold clasp and it will be the most stunning necklace most people will ever see. All natural. Genuine old stock Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.