Don Lucas has been buying Sleeping Beauty Turquoise beads for years to produce one-of-a-kind necklaces. Since the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise mine was closed 2 ½ years ago he has started hoarding Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Through gentle persuasion we have convinced him that he should stop the hoarding and make some outrageous necklaces out of the beads he has. You will not see necklaces like this anywhere else, especially at these prices. There is no more of this Turquoise being mined, and what there is, is being bought up by the Chinese and Japanese because this is the Turquoise they desire the most. Most of the Sleeping Beauty is cut in China for American vendors, but because of the demand, a lot of it never makes it back to the states.