Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Framed in Sterling & Copper Pendant
Rare sleeping beauty turquoise teardrop shaped stone, floating in copper dust inside a copper toned setting, framed inside in sterling silver wire with a wire wrapped sterling silver bail.
Measures 1″ x 2-1’4″
Sleeping beauty turquoise was mined out of Arizona. The mine is now closed. This beautiful form of turquoise can only be found in private stashes now. Depending on the setting, turquoise fits almost any occasion. It comes in a wide range of colors, from white to blue to green to yellow. Stones with a higher copper content have more of a blue hue. Higher iron content cause a more greenish hue. Appearing in ancient Egypt as early as 6000BC in amulets and adornment for King Tut and Cleopatra, turquoise has been used for centuries for personal protection, calm and a good luck charm. Native Americans considered it a sacred stone. Used for wholeness, Truth, circulation, communication.