Brilliant Blue AAAA Sleeping Beauty Turquoise rough, 100% natural, old stock, nugget slabs, rare, gem grade,

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Vintage
Made in Boulder, Colorado

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AAAA Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Simply the sweetest, most beautiful, top quality natural Sleeping Beauty rough available. Seriously.
This comes from an old lapidary inventory. Natural, untreated and pretty hard stuff.
Brilliant Blue, Excellent matrix free solid color!
You will not be disappointed.

37mm x 8mm x 7mm
21.25 Carats
$12 per Carat

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is revered and highly sought after due to its pure sky blue color which shows very little to no veining or webbing. It is still being collected from the Sleeping Beauty Mine in Globe, Arizona where a small operation of workers mines, processes and ships the stones.
It is one of the most prized forms of turquoise for jewelry and adornment and is often stable enough to be polished and used for turquoise jewelry without any treatment or stabilization. It’s pure color and natural strength make Sleeping Beauty Turquoise characteristics a favorite for jewelry makers and artists around the world.

In the decades since, Sleeping Beauty has become something of a poster child for the American gem industry. “There isn’t a more significant gemstone from this country than Sleeping Beauty,” says Foutz.

The gem’s legend—and pricing—is set to grow. In 2012, the Sleeping Beauty mine closed and sent prices skyrocketing (not because the mine was spent, but because the copper mine that owned the mining concession sold the mine, and its new owner decided not to pursue the turquoise mining operation,
ing to Foutz). Buyers used to pay $10 per ct. at wholesale for Sleeping Beauty; it’s now edging closer to $50 per ct.

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