Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry

The Sleeping Beauty mine is located outside of Globe, Arizona and produces blue to light blue turquoise with little to no matrix. Mined from its granite host rock, the Sleeping Beauty mine yields only a small amount of high quality turquoise, making it much more rare and valuable than the larger quantity of lower-grade turquoise it also produces. With the preponderance of turquoise enhanced (often called “stabilized”) from the Sleeping Beauty mine, the value placed on the high grade rises.