6-8mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Gemstone Nugget from Dakota Stones - 15-16 Inch
6-8mm Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Gemstone Nugget from Dakota Stones - 15-16 Inch. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Globe, Arizona — famous for the outstanding color and quality of their stones. This mine ceased producing Turquoise in 2012 and the price of natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise has risen dramatically. Turquoise is one of the oldest known stones in human history, often used as a talisman by kings, shamans and warriors. Turquoise beads found in Iraq date back to 5000 BCE, and Egyptians were mining the stone as early as 3200 BCE. King Tutankhamun’s death mask was studded with Turquoise, and it is known to have been widely used in Aztec and Native American cultures.