This ring was created by Navajo Artist Sampson Jake and it's a size 8. The Sleeping Beauty
stone is a gorgeous bright blue with a bit of dark matrix and pyrite silvery bits.
It's marked 925 and signed.
It measures just over 3/4" tall by 5/8" at it's widest point.
weight: 7.2 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
The Sleeping Beauty mine is located near Globe, Arizona. Its turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with little or no matrix. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of the Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint, and inlay jewelry. This mine is one of the largest in North America and is still operating. Update: The mine has been closed to turquoise mining since august 2012.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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