Free Form Graduated Turquoise Disc Beads, Turquoise Beads from the Campitos Mine, 16″ strand, Southwestern Jewelry, Mexican Turquoise, Jewelry Making Supplies
These are stunning free form graduated disc beads of genuine Campitos, Mexico mine, Turquoise beads from Mexico. They’re very distinctive for it’s glassy blue color and excellent ability to take a polish. This 16″ strand has generally 10 to 21mm beads! Gorgeous color and great shapes!
Material: free form disc beads from the Campitos mine
Quantity: 1x 16″ strand
Bead Shape: graduated free form disc beads
Size: beads run from 10mm to 21mm diameter, 3-5mm thick, 1mm hole
❁ Turquoise Facts:
- Is this Turquoise stabilized? Yes! Most of the Turquoise on the market today has been treated with plastic bonding, chemical vapor penetration, paraffin or some other stabilizing agent to help the material retain the shape and its bright color. It is estimated that less than 10% of mined turquoise can be used without some sort of treatment – though this does vary somewhat from mine to mine. Without treatment, most turquoise will fall apart and will absorb chemicals from its environment and change to a greenish color over the years, owing to the porous nature of the gem. Nevada Turquoise is generally higher quality and often a much lower percentage of the mine production requires treatment.
- Tuquoise in the Mohs Scale of hardness: Turquoise ranks 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale and its toughness is generally Fair to Good.
- Cleaning Turquoise: Cleaning: It’s safe to clean turquoise jewelry with warm, soapy water, but it should never be cleaned with steam or ultrasonic cleaners. Some turquoise is treated to improve its surface appearance. Heat or solvents can damage the treated surfaces.
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❁ Great article about American Turquoise here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/exquisite-turquoise-more-rare-and-valuable-diamonds-180953420/?no-ist
✤ Keep in Mind:
Handmade items may vary in texture, shape, color and finish and may have some imperfections which make them apart from machine factory made beads. Make sure to read description and see pictures before purchasing and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Please note that, all my items are photographed up close and personal, so that you can see their beautiful details. Some items may appear large than real size, so please check the measurements carefully to avoid any confusion. Though, we work hard to photograph them as close to the real color, keep in mind that lightning, props and background may cause a difference on the color. Color will also vary from monitor to monitor.
✪ Props not included;
✪ Not a toy, not intended for use by, or in products intended for children 14 or under. May be harmful if swallowed.
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