Turquoise Beads

Turquoise beads are considered a gemstone of ancient origin occuring in the whole range of hues from sky blue to grey-green. In many cultures of the Old and New Worlds, this gemstone has been esteemed for thousands of years as a holy stone, a bringer of good fortune or a talisman. It is mostly found in places where there is a high concentration of copper in the soil as the blue color is created by copper and the green created by bivalent iron and a certain amount of chrome. Often, the material has veins or blotches running through it, which are brown, light grey or black and are known as `turquoise matrix`. The natural crystals are microscopically small and can hardly ever be seen with the naked eye. Deposits are in the USA, Mexico, Israel, Iran, Afghanistan and China. The most beautiful and highest quality turquoise of a splendid pure, radiant sky blue with or without matrix comes from deposits in Northern Iran (Persia). Turquoise treatments may include waxing to improve color and stability, color enhancement to improve the blue hue, color enhancement to add color and `reconstructed turquoise` made from pulverised turquoise. Turquoise should be protected from cosmetics, heat and bright light. It is not a gemstone to take with you when you go sunbathing. Clean from time to time with a soft cloth.

Set Ascending Direction

12 Item(s)

Set Ascending Direction

12 Item(s)

Please wait...