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    Gemstone: Turquoise - 16.12 Cts.
    Sleeping Beauty Peak, Miami, Miami-Inspiration District
    Globe-Miami District, Gila Co.
    Arizona, USA

    This highly collectible cabochon is coveted "Sleeping Beauty" Turquoise from the famous mine in Globe, Arizona of the same name. A defining characteristic of the sought after material, from the esteemed locality, is the classic "robin's egg" blue color that is so popular among both collectors and jewelers alike. The iconic "Sleeping Beauty" is generally considered one of the most important American Turquoise mines in the world. The mine was one of the largest producers of Turquoise in the United States, if not the world, but closed in late 2012 having a noticeable impact in the Turquoise market. It is certainly significant that the "Sleeping Beauty" Mine is no longer producing. This impressive pear shaped, high domed cabochon exhibits the classic look of material from the world-renowned mine and exhibits an excellent polish and flat cut bottom. This American classic is in excellent condition.
    Measurements: 20.01 x 14.05 x 7.82 mm, 16.12 cts.

    Provenance: The Jena Blue Collection

    Estimate: $600 - $800.

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    Auction Dates
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