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American Turquoise Polished 5x3mm Rondel

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Weight:
16.70 Grams
$165.50

Description

  • Approximate beads per strand: 95
  • What is it: American Turquoise was originally discovered by Native Americans over a 1000 years ago. It is known for its beautiful sky blue color and many variations of blue and green.
  • History: The Navajo tool, called a Hohokam hammer, (dating back to 600 a.d.) were used for mining, polishing and finishing the turquoise. Using the hammers and other primative tools, the Native Americans would cut the turquoise from the rock. The hammers are on display at the Mohave Museum of History and Arts and the Arizona State Museum in Phoenix.
  • Metaphysical Properties: It is believed that Turquoise improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which leads to greater self-realization.
  • Stabilized Turquoise: Natural, Mined Turquoise in it's raw form is very soft and is much like "sidewalk chalk." Since it is not hard enough for jewelry making purposes, it is stabilized. The stabilization process is done with a clear resin to make the stone harder and to achieve a glossy shine, but not to change the color or composition of the stone in any way. These are not dyed, tinted, or color enhanced in any way. They will never fade, bleed, or change in color. 
  • Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead
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Additional Information

Dimensions:
5x3mm
Finish:
Polished
Material:
Turquoise
Shape:
Rondel
Color:
Turquoise
Approx. Strand Length:
16 inches
Color:
Blue
Sold:
By the strand
Hole Size:
.8mm
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