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"Sleeping Beauty" necklace

The turquoise in this necklace comes from Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Globe, Arizona. The term Sleeping Beauty turquoise refers to a unique variety of turquoise that is 'matrix-free,' with no veining. Sleeping Beauty turquoise occurs in association with granite host-rock. The color range for...

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The vermeil clasp incorporates the stylized initials (GM) of the maker


2008, private collection, New York; 2008, gift to MFA (October 22, 2008).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, 2008

Object Place

United States


Diameter x length: 22 x 68.5 cm (8 11/16 x 26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold (24 kt), turquoise, and vermeil


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands