Turquoise - Emerald Valley 8" slightly graduated nugget strand
Listing is for one 8" strand of slightly graduated turquoise nuggets from the Emerald Valley mine in Nevada.
Strands are slightly graduated. Individual beads are measuring approximately 4x6mm at the smallest, and up to 5x10mm at the largest, and 3x5, however each strand and bead is completely unique.
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.