Sands of Time Designs - Handmade Jewellery

10mm African Turquoise Beads

$22.74 inc GST.

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Gemstone: African Turquoise
Size: 10mm
Strand Length (inches): 15″
Colour: Blue/Green
Beads in Strand: Approximately 36 beads

Turquoise is a copper mineral with a bright blue to blue-green color. The color is so familiar and so enjoyed that the word “turquoise” has become a commonly used word for a milky blue-green color.

Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.