Delicate butterfly pendant by Navajo artist Marty Yazzie. Measuring only 1" x 3/4", this pendant is perfectly sized for a small chain (up to 4mm). The vibrant stones of the dark blue lapis and sleeping beauty turquoise create the perfect contrast. NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED BY ARTIST MARTY YAZZIE Lapis Lazuli – Mines in northeast Afghanistan continue to be a major source of lapis lazuli. It is a stone prized for its intense blue color. The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for its solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the "dumps" and sort turquoise from there.