Turquoise - Turquoise Mountain Large-Hole Matte Nuggets: 8" strand
Listing is for one 8" strand of unique turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain mine in Nevada.
Although these beads have been treated to give the turquoise extra strength (see below for more info), they have a matte finish, so retain a natural, from the ground look...an extremely rare find!
Beads on these strands are measuring approximately 6-8 x 19mm.
The holes of these strands have been drilled to accommodate up to a 1.5mm cord. We show a bracelet made with this turquoise in the listing photos - it has been knotted with a round leather.
This particular turquoise has been treated with the Zachery process, which does not use any fillers, but rather heat to strengthen the natural beauty of the stone.
Most turquoise on the market has been treated in some way and Zachery-processed turquoise is more natural than stabilized turquoise. It's the closest you'll get to the real thing.
Zachery treated turquoise does not depreciate in value. Instead, the color of the turquoise is more long lasting and therefore helps it to stay in its original natural state.