Turquoise, Sleeping Beauty Chip, 5mm
We love turquoise - who doesn't? Treasured throughout the world since antiquity for its vivid and variable blue-green hue, turquoise is viewed as a master healer, a protective stone and is valued simply for its beauty.
This is the pinnacle of American turquoise - vivid sky blue, minimal matrix, glossy and durable! The Sleeping Beauty mine has been closed for a few years, but the turquoise it produced is legendary, and stashes of the stuff keep turning up under beds and in closets. These are delicate little nuggety chips, with a maximum dimension of around 5mm and an overall length per strand of 16".