This bead is 15.8mm in size and weighs 5.8 grams. Very even in color exceptional bead. Largest bead I have at this time. These Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Beads are made in Arizona, by hand. Each bead is finished and polished individually, due to there value and rare nature. There is no stabilizing or hardening of these beads, that makes them truly unique, as all other beads we have seen are treated by Zackery process or stabilized. We take the finest Sleeping Beauty turquoise we obtained from the mine years ago, and turn into one of a kind beads. They contain natural flaws and are not perfect, but each one is individual, and will take on wearers character, and will color tone, to each wearer differently. Own one, or more, of these remarkable beads while we can still produce them. Our supply of material is getting very low. The large beads we are offering will be the last, as current supply of turquoise, large enough to make beads over 14mm is very limited. In the making of these beads we loose about 6 beads to get 1 finished, they are very costly, in material to make. The loss of material is why the turquoise is hardened, or stabilized, by other makers. We hope this is helpful in understanding why real, natural, Sleeping Beauty beads cost so much more then the altered, treated, hardened beads you see every where. The difference is the same as real diamonds and zircons, they all have their place. In our manufacturing we do make treated beads, at greatly reduced prices, when offering these for sale we will clearly state treatment. The item “Sleeping Beauty Natural Turquoise Bead 15.5 mm” is in sale since Monday, May 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Turquoise”. The seller is “turquoisestonesupply” and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Shape: Round
- Treatment: None (No Enhancement)
- Turquoise Type: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Total Carat Weight (TCW): 29