Gemstone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
The Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine was named after the mountain range it was located in—the mine closed in 2012, making this type of turquoise very rare—which, from a distance, is said to resemble the silhouette of a sleeping woman. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is renowned for having a pure, robin’s egg blue hue with no veining or matrcies.
MOHs Hardness: 5-6
Origins: Globe, AZ
Care: Keep Sleeping Beauty Turquoise away from chemicals. Contact with cosmetics, oils, acids, etc can discolor the gemstone. To clean, use warm water with mild soap. Do not use an ultrasonic or steam cleaner.
Healing Properties: serenity, communication, and spiritual expansion.
Birthstone: Turquoise is one of three December birthstones.