Navajo pearls with Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets. The pearls are sterling silver - not plated! They are 4mm, 5mm and 6mm in size. The Sleeping Beauty nuggets are approximately 6mm in size. Sterling silver end links, clasp and extender chain. At the end of the extender chain hangs a wire wrapped turquoise nugget!
This necklace is approximately 18.5 inches. The extender chain gives you the option to wear it up to 20.5 inches.
Sleeping beauty turquoise is known for its sky blue color and the lack of heavy matrix. It forms in nuggets with a soft white matrix and occasionally has small amounts of quarts or pyrite. The sleeping beauty mine is located in Globe Arizona. The mine closed in 2012. Since then the price for sleeping beauty turquoise has risen significantly.