Sleeping Beauty

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Can't say for certain that this turquoise was mined from the Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Globe, Arizona. Natural turquoise is stabilized for hardness and durability. Frequently dyed to enhance the warm tones of blue-green. This bead is cut into a rectangular shape and measures 34 mm x 24 mm. Wrapped in sterling silver wire.

Finished size is 48 mm x 26 mm. Weight is 0.5 oz.

It is said that turquoise can warn the wearer of danger or illness.

Dumortierite

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Dumortierite is most frequently seen with a "blue jean blue" coloring, but also comes in violet or pinkish brown. This bead, cut into a rectangular shape, measures 35 mm x 25 mm. Wrapped in sterling silver wire.

Finished size is 50 mm x 30 mm. Weight is 0.6 oz.

..... promotes accomplishments, positive attitude, courage, trust, harmony, and helps us cope with panic and fear.

 

Black and White

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If memory serves me, this is the last bead from a strand of opals. Would be a "common opal", also called "potch", with no play-of-color. White, grey and black in color. Blue highlights more pronounced in the pictures, less obvious in the stone. This bead, cut into a rectangular shape, measures 30 mm x 20 mm. Wrapped in sterling silver wire.

Finished size is 45 mm x 21 mm. Weight is 0.3 oz.

Forest of Green

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Probably a jasper. This bead is mostly shades of deep green in color with flecks of dark brick red, cut into a rectangular shape and measures 40 mm x 15 mm. Wrapped in sterling silver wire.

Finished size is 58 mm x 18 mm. Weight is 0.5 oz.