The beguiling clear blue hue of Sleeping Beauty turquoise never goes unnoticed. Mined in Globe, Arizona, matrix free natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise has enchanted the world with its quality and matrix free color. Since the closure of the Sleeping Beauty mine, top quality specimens have become difficult to find, especially in nicely sized cabochons like this.
This 18K cabochon ring and earring suite were acquired directly from the carvers in Torre del Greco, Italy, part of several Sleeping Beauty turquoise pieces we were fortunate to acquire. These treasures are new old stock and ready to delight.
Set in smooth 18K yellow gold Roman style bezels, the ring's face measures 26.7mm tall (1-1/16") by 20.8mm wide (13/16") and the earrings measure 23x18.05mm. The cabochons themselves measures 23.45x16.4x8mm (ring) and 20x14.57x8.5mm, offering up an estimated 62.92 carats of pure blue matrix free turquoise. The backs of the stones are open, giving a splendid view of these three glorious matrix free specimens of America's most cherished turquoise variety.
The ring and earrings are hallmarked "750" for 18K with Napoli, Italy makers marks "* 466 NA". The ring weighs 8.6 grams and measures a size 6-3/4. It can be resized up or down.
The earrings are fitted with pierced posts and sturdy Omega clips for great support. The earrings together weigh 11.3 grams. Together, all three pieces weigh 19.9 grams.
Actual hue is that tantalizing shade of Sleeping Beauty just between turquoise and sky blue. All cabochons are flawless, matrix free and polished to a delicious glossy finish. These are New Old Stock items, never worn and pristine in condition. They are ready to wear, and enjoy upon arrival.