4 AAAA Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, cabochon, natural, old stock, 1990's, rare, handmade, gem grade, old, cab, untreated turquoise

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Made in Boulder, Colorado

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AAAA Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, natural, old stock, rare, cabochon, handmade, gem grade, old stock.
Amazing Blue color in this gem grade turquoise

4 pcs 25.40 carats total
3.5ct, 9.45ct, 5.5ct, 6.7ct ...Top left to right

$20 pr ct

This comes from an old lapidary inventory, pre 1990's Natural, untreated and pretty hard stuff.
Excellent turquoise with great color.
You will not be disappointed.

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, according 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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