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Authentic Sleeping Beauty Cabochon

Product Code: DSSB05
Stone Type: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Authentic Sleeping Beauty Cabochon
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  • Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cabochon

    This is a beautiful authentic Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Cabochon in a teardrop shape measuring 11mm x 23mm. It is sky blue in color with beautiful water marking. This stone weighs 9 carats and would make a beautiful Turquoise Pendant or whatever you choose. This is authentic natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise - Guaranteed!

    Authentic Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

    Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was found over a thousand years ago by ancient Native Americans, it was re-discovered by accident in the early 1900’s. The mine was opened to pull copper and gold and it wasn’t until relatively recently that Turquoise was discovered by Anglo miners at the mine. Even in rough form, the stones are vibrant and bright, even bluer than the bright Southwestern sky. Monty Nichols, mine owner, began market in Sleeping Beauty Turquoise as an affordable Turquoise. The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine was producing plenty of Turquoise which was mainly tumbled into nuggets, cut in half, backed and sold as "nugget cut" cabochons. Due to the volume of Turquoise Nichols ran into he was able to sell it at an affordable price, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise soon became the Turquoise of choice to the Zuni Indians for Inlay into Jewelry and the Navajos for Turquoise Cabochons. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise got its name from the mountain where it is mined - it resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with arms crossed. Read more information on Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Read more information on Sleeping Beauty Turquoise