Turquoise - Verde Valley Graduated Strand
Listing is for one 16" strand of uniquely beautiful turquoise from the Verde Valley mine in Arizona.
The colors are amazing in these strands: pale seafoam greens and a reddish brown natural rock matrix - so unusual!
As graduated strands, beads are measuring as large as 7x20mm and down to 6x7mm on the small ends.
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.