NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LINK BRACELET WITH SLEEPING BEAUTY TURQUOISE
Designed by renown Navajo artist Calvin Begay. The link bracelet is set in solid 14kt gold. The 8 links are inlayed with genuine sleeping beauty turquoise. Measuring 7" in total length, it easily fits mosts wrists. The simple design is perfectly balanced and the contrast of the Turquoise and gold is beautiful. Complete with a certificate of authenticity.
Stone: 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. The mine is currently closed.