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Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Belt Buckle


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Sterling silver belt buckle with 16 sleeping beauty turquoise stones with sterling silver dots on an oxidized sterling silver background.  The belt buckle is 3" X 2 3/8" and fits a 1 1/2" wide belt.  Navajo handmade and signed.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is noted for its solid, uniform light blue color with little or no matrix.  The larger Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones with its dark mineral matrix make each stone one of a kind while the uniform light blue color is a favorite for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry.  The host rock is usually granite.  The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside of Glove Arizona.    Sleeping Beauty has been a mine yielding large amounts of turquoise, however is now producing a small amount of very small nuggets all of which needs to be hardened.  Most of the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise today comes from large collections that have been accumulated over the years and are large enough to keep good Enhanced Sleeping Beauty Turquoise available for many years.  Approximately 4% of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is hard enough to be use as natural with most being enhanced.

Product Code: Bb063-08

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