Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Diamond Necklace
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Diamond Necklace made by jewelry designer Sukhmani. This stunning single strand of brilliant blue sleeping beauty turquoise beads feature a tear drop diamond pendant. The necklace is 18″ inches long.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
The Sleeping Beauty Mine, located in Globe, Arizona, is no longer an active mine. For many years it produced a wide range of turquoise that is now even more highly prized for it’s solid soft blue color, with little or no matrix. The color of the turquoise ranges from a deep royal blue to a light sky blue. The mine originally was worked for copper and gold but during the last five decades or so it has produced gemstone quality turquoise in quantities to satisfy the commercial market. In general, the miners lease portions of the “dumps” and sort turquoise from there.
There is a small town in south central Italy, near Naples, famous for its cameos. Their needs for huge quantities of this material over the years have always kept the supply down and demand high. The clear blue is reminiscent of old Persian turquoise, and is without doubt the most preferred and prized by Europeans, both for cameos as well as in bead or jewelry form.
There is a sister mine nearby, called the Bluebird, that produces some of the world’s most beautiful azurite. This material is a copper oxide and also contains malachite, crysacolla as well as a mineralized copper or cuprite. This is a rare and undervalued gem stone that has all but disappeared from the marketplace.
Santa Fe Area Artist: Sukhmani
Sukhmani, which means Perfect Bliss was founded in 2009 by the mother-son team of Sat Bachan Anthony and Sat Gurumukh Khalsa in Albuquerque. Sat Bachan Anthony combines a mother’s kindness and compassion with the acumen and skills of a CEO. Her commitment to community service drives her in the marketplace. Sat Gurumukh Khalsa is passionate about jewelry and the power it has to transform the wearer. He designs a majority of the jewelry.
Sukhmani combines the power of gemstones with the artistry of intentional design. More than beautiful adornment,their jewelry builds on the organic form and natural flow of meticulously selected stones to enhance the wearer’s well being, balance, clarity and spirituality.
Sukhmani Signature designs are meant to inspire, uplift and revitalize. Sukhmani — Perfect Bliss.