Arizona Turquoise Pendant, 16x12mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Our Arizona turquoise pendant is made with a genuine sleeping beauty turquoise gemstone mined in Arizona. Stones are 16x12mm oval cabochon cut with a beautiful robins egg blue color. Perfect for a December birthstone gift for someone that loves turquoise.
- A few stones may have a little matrix or veining which is common to natural turquoise. Some of our customers prefer the matrix because it gives the stones an authentic look. Others prefer a clear blue stone. If you have a preference just let us know and we will try to find the perfect stone for you.
- We do have cable chains (shown in the photos) available in 16 inch, 18 inch, 20 inch, and 24 inch lengths. We also have a double rope chain available in the 24 inch size. Just let us know if you prefer 24 inch double rope chain in the notes section at checkout.
About Sleeping Beauty Turquoise:
The name sleeping beauty came from the mountain where the turquoise was mined. The mountain resembles a sleeping woman laying on her back with her arms crossed. The stone’s color is a vivid robin egg blue with little to no matrix or veining. These beautiful stones were discovered by accident while miners were pulling copper and gold from the mountain. Sleeping beauty turquoise is one of the most treasured turquoise stones in the world.
The Sleeping Beauty Mine stopped producing turquoise in 2012. Since the closure of the mine, the value of this beautiful gemstone continues to rise as supplies become harder to find. Often you will hear sleeping beauty turquoise being called a true gem of the Southwest.
Sleeping beauty turquoise gemstones go through a process of stabilization to harden the gemstone and stabilize the color to prevent fading over time. Turquoise is a very porous material rating 5-6 on the Mohs hardness scale and it's color can be altered by elements in the environment Stabilizing the turquoise ensures hardness and color quality.
You can click the link below if you would like to see more turquoise jewelry from our shop:
Sleeping beauty turquoise gemstone 16x12mm oval cabochon cut
925 sterling silver:
1.2mm cable chain
oval cabochon setting with closed back
4mm jump ring
- If you have any questions you can click onto the "contact us" tab at the top of the page and we will get in touch.
- All Orders $35 and over receive FREE SHIPPING
- Orders ship within 1-3 business days with USPS
- All jewelry comes in a gift box with a bow ready for gift giving.
- We now offer free gift wrapping with wrapping paper and ribbon for special occasions. Just enter GIVEITAWRAP in the notes section at checkout and let us know the occasion for selecting your wrapping paper.
What we include:
Your jewelry will arrive in a gift box with a bow along with:
- a polishing cloth
- anti tarnish tab
- instructions on how to care for your jewelry
- information about your gemstone
- a free little gift just for you!
Thank you for vising our jewelry shop,
Linda and Joe