Bead, Sleeping Beauty turquoise (stabilized), 8x5mm rondelle, A- grade, Mohs hardness 5 to 6. Sold per 16-inch strand.
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Item Number: H20-1211GE
A highly desired gemstone, Sleeping Beauty turquoise ranges in color from royal blue to a very light sky blue. Mined near Globe, Arizona, Sleeping Beauty turquoise is named for the mine's mountain range which resembles a woman in slumber. The exquisite blue gemstones are stabilized to achieve uniform hardness and improve luster.
Turquoise has been around for centuries, largely popular with ancient Egyptians, Persians, Romans and Greeks. Most early European turquoise arrived from traders by way of what is now modern day Turkey, and the word "turquoise" originates from the French word for "Turkish." Its appeal stands the test of time--Native Americans have cherished the gemstone for years and turquoise is one of the most popular gemstones used by designer artists today.
Sleeping Beauty gemstrands offer consistent cutting, drilling and size and have minimal matrix. Intensity of the color may vary from strand to strand.
Beads>Grade A>Sleeping Beauty TurquoiseBeadsGrade ASleeping Beauty TurquoiseBluesRondelle5mmStabilizedhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h201211geH201211GEBead, Sleeping Beauty turquoise (stabilized), 8x5mm rondelle, A- grade, Mohs hardness 5 to 6. Sold per 16-inch strand.//image2.fmgstatic.com/images/p1211geb.jpg415.00415.00As Low As $275.55 per strand