The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside of Globe, Arizona. It is noted for its solid, light, sky blue color with no matrix with the host rock typically granite. Its pure color and natural strength make Sleeping Beauty Turquoise a favorite for jewelry makers and artists around the world. 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.
The gemstone got its name from the mountain where it is mined, which resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed. The item "VINTAGE ESTATE STERLING SILVER TURQUOISE EARRINGS DROP DANGLE SLEEPING BEAUTY" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Earrings\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.