Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is bright blue turquoise with distinct, often black, matrix. The matrix is the veining that appears in the stone.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Belt Buckle by Navajo Dan Martinez
The mine is located in Globe, Arizona in Gila County.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is a uniform blue turquoise that is easily matched and cut so is a popular choice in Native American jewelry.
Sleeping Beauty Nugget Bracelet by Navajo Wilbur Muskett Jr.
Read more about the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Mine.
Sleeping Beauty Cross by Navajo Clem Nailwood