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What is sleeping beauty turquoise?

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Sleeping beauty turquoise is a form of turquoise that is highly valued for its bright sky blue color with little or no webbing or matrix. It is one of the most sought after forms of turquoise for jewelry making.

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Sleeping beauty turquoises are sturdy enough to be polished and are often used for jewelry making without any prior treatment or stabilization. Sleeping beauty turquoises come in different shades of blue, ranging from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The turquoise stones are generally found in Arizona, which is located in the southwestern region of the United States.

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