Arizona Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Arizona Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is now becoming harder to obtain and therefore more expensive to buy.
There has been a vast reduction in the quantity being mined and this has resulted in it beginning to be rare.
It is said that the mines in Arizona will not be able to produce much more of the gem, if any, as the months go by.
It is a gem with a pure clarity and vivid colour. There are no marks on the stone and when set as a multi gem item, all the stones will match in colour and clarity exactly.
It first became popular when it was announced that it would become rarer in the future and many people have been buying both made up jewelry as well as single gemstones as an investment. Like other gems such as Tanzanite, it has become now a very desired gem to own and to keep. It looks good in Silver and Platinum as well as Gold. You can obtain it in Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets and Pendants knowing they will all match.
Its beautiful Blue colour means that it can be worn for all occasions, Daytime, evening wear, special occasions and for any reason you may wish. It has all the qualities of Turquoise with all the meanings behind such a lovely gem.
This is a gemstone which many are buying as an investment as it will certainly increase its value over the next few years. It is said to be reminiscent of the famous Persian Turquoise found in the tombs of ancient Egyptian Kings whilst others describe its pastel blue colour as a “Robin’s egg blue”.
As has happened in several locations, this gemstone was discovered by sheer accident. It was found when mining for copper. Where there is Turquoise there is always copper, but not necessarily the other way round.
The mine here has been operating for some 60 years, and even though it has closed on several occasions it still produces both copper and turquoise.
Many of the other mines for this gemstone have already ceased operation. Whilst this mine is still the largest producer of Turquoise in America, its output has decreased significantly over the past few years. This together with the very large demand for turquoise in China, has sent the prices rocketing.
It is important if you buy Sleeping Beauty Turquoise to make sure that it is really from the “Sleeping Beauty” mine. Many resellers just refer to their turquoise colour as “Sleeping Beauty Colour”.
Also very few actually refer to any treatment there may have been on their gemstones. The mine’s own website states “The Sleeping Beauty Mine” offers natural Turquoise or stabilized Turquoise. If a stone is “stabilized” it makes it resilient to colour change and for better for use in jewellery.
Mined in the mountains of Globe, Arizona, the mountain when viewed from a distance seems to look like a beautiful woman laying on her back, hence the name, Sleeping Beauty.
If you still do not have any of this beautiful, vibrant gemstone, then I advise you to obtain some before the mines either produce so little, or stop producing all together. This could make it so rare and expensive that it becomes out of the reach of many pockets.