Nothing compares to the unique colour and quality of the turquoise that came from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Arizona. The Sleeping Beauty Mine ceased turquoise mining in August 2012. The mine chose to send all ore to the crusher and to concentrate on copper production due to the rising price of copper on the world market. The price of natural untreated Sleeping Beauty turquoise has risen dramatically since the mine’s closing.
These one-of-a-kind, impossible to reproduce, drop earrings are exclusive to Atelier Lou Bijouterie. Made right here in our Montreal workshop.
Handmade 14 karat yellow gold shepherd’s hooks
6 mm by 10 mm turquoise precision shaped and polished by master lapidaries
weight: 4.2 grams (each)
length: 49 mm
Turquoise is the birthstone for December. The name comes from the French for Turkish. According to some sources, the origin of the stone is Turkmenistan via Turkey. Some of the most beautiful examples come from Arizona and Nevada.
Read more about turquoise at the GIA.
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