Stunning single Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stone hangs from a sterling silver bail on a black leather necklace. It closes with a sterling silver lobster claw. A 2" sterling silver extension, with puffed heart, adds to the already 17" black leather necklace.
The stone, itself, is apprx. 3/4" tall and 5/8" wide.
Stone FAQS: Turquoise comes in an array of blues ranging from sky blue to bluish green. The name means "Turkish stone". Turquoise is porous, so contact with liquids, oils or even excessive perspiration should be avoided. Jewelry made with turquoise should be removed before washing hands, showering, etc. The pure blue color is rare, most stones contain the matrix from which it was found. Although the stones without matrix are rarer and more valuable, many people find the black matrix attractive, and makes the stone unique.
This particular turquoise is one of the most sought-after, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. It comes from a mine in Globe, AZ and is a robin's egg blue. This is an almost-perfect blue with a tiny bit of matrix visible in this stone.
Turquoise is the most efficient of all healing stones, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It is a protective, purification, strengthening and balancing stone. It is said to repel negative energy. Turquoise is an excellent stone for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks.