Turquoise - Tonopah Large Beans
Listing is for one 16" strand of bright sky blue turquoise from the Tonopah mine in Nevada.
Some green and brown coloring is also present in these beads.
Shaped as "beans", these beads are not uniform, but are similar - diameter is approximately 9mm and they are measuring 7-20mm in length.
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.