Big rare stone blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise green gaspeite chunky 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, and prices have drastically increased in value. 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.
- Size: this bracelet measures 9.75" when laid flat, however due to the width 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 or restring it for a smaller size if needed. If you like some slack in the way it fits, I suggest no smaller than size 7.5".
- Rare stones, one of a kind piece.
- Care: wash in warm soapy water, rinse, and pat dry with a soft cloth. A polishing cloth may also be used.
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