Blue Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Cabochon Natural 6 Carat Cab Stone Untreated Gemstone Gems Jewelry Findings SB79
Clear and Blue 6 carat Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cab from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Arizona.
Measurements: 13.9mm x 11.1mm x 4.8mm each approximately
I guarantee it's authenticity and that it is natural, free of treatments of any kind.
The stone has a slight layer of backing.
Get some of this while you can!
About the Sleeping Beauty Mine:
The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside Globe, AZ. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity in color. This mine was one of the largest in North America.
Now, one of the most prolific mines in the US has been closed! The Sleeping Beauty mine produced well, about 1600 pounds a month, according to information obtained from the miner/owner in 2010. The tons of tailings piles, which produced most of the turquoise, have even been exhausted. The beautiful, solid color of Sleeping Beauty is especially beloved by many Europeans. A great amount of this turquoise was exported to Italy & France alone.
In its hey-day, the Sleeping Beauty mine yielded only 4% of natural, unaltered turquoise. A high percentage was enhanced, a process that only added value to the lesser grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise. After the mine closed prices began to rise. Wise people bought all they could. What is left of the Sleeping Beauty turquoise rough and polished stones is going fast. Buyers from Europe and Asia are grabbing as much as they can get, resulting in a quickly diminishing inventory. Once it is gone, there is no more! In one year prices have tripled. There is a stampede for all Sleeping Beauty. Look for the scramble to intensify.
The small percent of available natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise as well as it's history makes it valuable addition to any collection. Price increases will continue, as supplies deplete.
If the stone/stones do not completely fulfill your expectations, simply repackage them in the package I sent them to you in, put a new address label on the front and return to me for a refund of your purchase.
One More Note:
I have done my best to get the most accurate representation of the stone/stones. I have noticed that the photos look slightly different on different computers, and with different lighting, etc. I take the photos under natural light with a quality camera or iPhone and with no alterations. Other than cropping, you will find no color, clarity, or photo enhancements of any kind. I can assure you that the photographs do not do any stone true justice in my mind.
I am selling these from my personal collection. I have been a collector for most of my adult life. I have Native American jewelry, arts, crafts and a collection of turquoise stones from a variety of U.S. Mines.
Check my other items frequently. I will be adding to the inventory regularly.
I will ship within 2 business days of your purchase. I will combine purchases over a 7 day period and will ship free for all orders over $100.
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Shipping & policies
I ship within 1 business day.
Due to the high volume of items and the small size of the items we take special care to package the items very well. However accidents sometimes happen. For Domestic Shipping I use the USPS First Class postage with delivery confirmation. Occasionally I will ship Priority Mail. Items that require insurance will be shipped using Priority mail flat rate envelope or small box, with delivery confirmation. Please request insurance in a Convo prior to purchase if I need to adjust the price.
I do offer additional domestic shipping options if you are in a RUSH here:
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I prefer Etsy direct check out.
Otherwise, payments will be accepted within 7 days of purchase. My paypal account is set up so you can use cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
For Layaway, contact me for arrangements or simply use Paypal and choose Bill Me Later Option for purchases $99.00 or more - Pay no interest for up to 6 months. Just pay your balance in full before the 6 months is expired.
Returns & exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase, but that may not happen due to weird camera shots, lighting, etc. I am reasonable. So if you are not satisfied with your purchase you may exchange it within 15 days of receiving the item(s). If the item(s) are damaged in shipping to you, the item(s) must be sent back (you must pay the shipping to me) however, you will get a credit for 100% of the item toward the purchase of one other item. If the item is damaged in shipping back to me, and you did choose to add the insurance then you will get a credit for the full value of the item (sorry you will still need to ship it back). I will make the claim to the post office. If it is damaged in the return to me, and you did not opt for insurance, then you will get a credit for 50% of the item total. This really only is an issue with the High Grade and Gem Grade stones.
Please talk with me prior to purchase to make other arrangements, I am totally flexible, and will make exceptions to the rules most of the time. I accept returns if you are not happy with your items, but you must tell me within 7 days of receiving the item(s).