Rare Big Stone Blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Green Gaspeite Bracelet in Silver
Sleeping Beauty turquoise gaspeite rare stone big chunky blue green bracelet, sterling silver - this is a one of a kind bracelet due to the scarcity of the stones. The Sleeping Beauty mine closed a few years ago. Beads from this mine have been increasing in value, and big disc stones like this are now harder to find.
Gaspeite typically has this bright apple green coloring intermixed with brown rock. It usually has some pitting which gives it an earthy character, and I used that to play off the smoother elegance of the turquoise. There is a lot of imitation gaspeite on the market, but the real stone is considered rare and collectible. It was first discovered in Quebec, but material for jewelry comes from a single find in Australia which consisted of one big chunk of rock.
It gets cut into beads when some rockhound decides to part with their stash. This bracelet measures 9.75" when laid flat, however due to the size of the beads it comes to rest on my sizer for a lightly snug fit at 8.25". I can add some rings for length if needed. If you like some slack in the way it fits, I suggest no smaller than size 7.5. I can restring it to a smaller size on request. The jewelry will be wrapped in bubble wrap, placed in a natural brown padded jewelry box and mailed in a bubble mailer or box. This listing is for the bracelet shown. To keep jewelry like this clean I wash with warm soapy water, rinse and pat dry with a soft cloth.
The item "Rare Big Stone Blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Green Gaspeite Bracelet in Silver" is in sale since Sunday, August 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry\Bracelets". The seller is "111verona" and is located in Spring Green, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Style: Beaded
- Material: Stone
- Colors: Blue, Green, Silver
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Metal: Silver
- Brand: Handmade