Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsAZ Magnificent Sleeping Beauty Bracelet
The stone in the bracelet I received is perfect, no matrix. The size of the stone is impressive. Overall quality is excellent. Looking at the other reviews, I have to say I would not have been happy with this piece if the stone had any matrix in it, particularly for this price. However, I got lucky. Since this size is so rare, you may want to take a chance.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Star49 Sleeping Beauty Disappointment
I actually ordered this bracelet twice. The first time there were streaks of yellow and black dots on the turquoise. Sent that one back and ordered a replacement which didn't fare any better. For this price, I expect top notch sleeping beauty turquoise. On the other hand, the silver work was superb, therefore I gave 2 stars for the sterling setting.
Rated 2 out of 5 by BklynKinsey Not Top Quality Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
First of all, this is a huge piece of Sleeping Beauty turquoise -- I measured it at apx. 26 x 22 mm. The silverwork is impressive and weighty -- weighed in at apx. 50 gms. That being said, the turquoise stone on my bracelet was of good clear color, except that it had a dark brown/black dot right next to the bezel on one side and white markings next to the bezel on the other side. The dark brown/black dot made it look like it was almost chipped or somehow damaged while setting. I realize it was just probably some matrix in the stone, but every time I looked at my wrist, my eye went there immediately and I knew I would never be happy wearing it. I also realize that getting a stone of this size is very difficult these days and the cutter tried to maximize the clear part and tried to hide the markings. Since this is a pricey bracelet, I decided to exchange it for another, hoping for a better stone. Unfortunately, the second bracelet had no dark brown/black markings, but it was of lighter color with white speckles all over the stone. Interestingly, I also received J320458, the 14kt Bold Sleeping Beauty ring the same day, and that stone also has all those white speckles all over the stone. At these prices, I expect top quality Sleeping Beauty and neither the bracelet nor ring delivered. Very disappointed. Returning both.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holly HS HUGE BEAUTY
I normally don't buy jewelry this expensive but I have been collecting large SB stones in jewelry. This is a substantial weight and the silverwork is beautiful. The stone has no matrix and is the color we expect from SB. I would say to the previous reviewer that SB can have matrix. Native Americans have some stunning SB jewelry with black matrix. If it's not what you prefer that's one thing, but know that just because it has matrix doesn't mean it's not SB. You have to trust the source.
Rated 2 out of 5 by sis68 hope for better
The silver work is beautiful. The stone looked impressive until I noiticed the black lines in the "sleeping beauty" . I returned it asking for a replacement. I hope the next one has a stone. I cannot recommend this until I see a stone that is sleeping beauty. It could be great.