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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Natural Gemstone Pendant Necklace

  • $ 2750

I added a silver plated bail to a natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise gemstone bead. This comes with a 24 inch silver filled chain. The turquoise has inclusions of gold pyrite.

The Sleeping Beauty turquoise mine is in Globe, Arizona, and it has produced some of the most highly prized turquoise in the world. The mine was closed recently and turquoise will no longer be mined there. The company that owns the rights to the property has decided not to renew the lease.

The Sleeping Beauty mine started more than 40 years ago when the ores originally mined were gold and copper. When viewed from a distance the mountains resemble a lady lying on her back, and thus the name Sleeping Beauty.

Turquoise has been used since ancient times as a talisman and a protection amulet. In many cultures it symbolized wealth and prosperity. Turquoise can bring peace and good fortune to your household. A gift of turquoise to a friend can protect them from negative energy and harmful intentions. As one of the oldest known gemstones, it carries timeless wisdom and age-old truths.

Turquoise protects against accidents and is considered a traveler's stone. It is good for increased awareness and verbal skills. Some say it brings good fortune and renewed health. It symbolizes honesty and self worth. Turquoise works well for a vision quest.

Stones listed as natural, raw, or rough may have some imperfections and inclusions. Be sure to check all photos, including the zoom feature, for details about a particular stone. Please see photo with ruler for size. Colors may vary with individual monitors.

Many stones are susceptible to fading, and they should be kept out of direct sunlight. Do not use hot water or salt water to clean them. Stone properties and descriptions are for informational purposes only and do not offer any guaranteed outcomes. Also, they are not intended as a substitute for medical care.

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