Turquoise - Sierra Nevada Large-Hole Nuggets: 8" strands
Absolutely stunning turquoise from the Sierra Nevada mine.
Beads on these strands are measuring approximately 8-10mm x 11-12mm
In addition to the gorgeous play of colors, 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.