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    Stabilised Turquoise 5x10mm Chip Beads

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    Stabilised Turquoise 5x10mm (Approx) Chip Beads ~80cm/30" Strand.

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    Stabilised Turquoise 5x10mm (Approx) Chip Beads ~80cm/30" Strand.

    Turquoise meaning "Turkish Stone" comes from European markets in the Middle Ages, who received it from Turkish traders who brought it from Persia. Turquoise beads were used by the Egyptians as early as 5500bc. The Navajo and Hopi (Native Americans) in Arizona value Turquoise as an attractor of prosperity and fertility of the soil and treasure it as a powerful success and good luck stone. Supposed to be a stone of communication, making one more eloquent, loving, creative and honest. Also considered a stone of friendship. These beads are Natural Turquoise that have been put under pressure with a clear epoxy resin which hardens the rock.

    These are a natural form of turquoise that has a soft consistency. It must undergo a stabilsation process to make it suitable for use. The process involves adding dye and resin, under pressure, this absorbs into the rock hardening and enhancing the colour. Most Turquoise available today has been stabilised.

    Additional Information

    Stone Type Stabalised (STB)
    Common gemstone enhancement and likelihood Dyed (Usually)
    Origin China
    Shape Chips
    Hole Size Approximate (mm) 1.0
    Bead Care - Avoid the following... Chemicals, Hot Water, Steam, Ultrasonic Cleaners