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Turquoise · Microfaceted · Round · 2.5mm

$16.95
SKU 4RdTur2.5MF041

28 in stock

Strand Length: 12.5 inches. | Hole Size: 0.3mm to 0.4mm

100% natural Arizona Turquoise beads.

Turquoise beads are prized for their bright blue-green color and have been used in jewelry and ornamentals for thousands of years. 

Turquoise is found in arid regions where water has percolated through rock, depositing minerals along the way. The most prized turquoise is found in the southwestern United States, specifically in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada. Hubei, China is also an abundant source of quality Turquoise and constitutes a majority of Turquoise beads available today, as much of the USA deposits have been depleted over the years.

Turquoise is a relatively soft and porous mineral with a Mohs hardness ranging from 5-6, so it should be treated with care to avoid damage. Despite this, it remains a popular choice for jewelry due to its vibrant color and cultural significance.

Turquoise is the birthstone of December.

Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand: 120 beads.

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size ranges: 0.3mm to 0.4mm

Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.
Recommendations

For beads 4mm and smaller, it is recommended to start with stringing wires no larger than .013inch / .033mm. This will ensure a proper fit and in most cases allow for feeding of the wire tip back through the beads for a clean finish.

Elastic cords can be used with beads 4mm and larger, but it will not fit through most beads smaller than 4mm. It's recommended to use 0.5mm elastic cord.

These recommendations are intended to help guide you for a successful project. With time and experience you'll discover what works best for your designs.

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Anonymous
Very nice

The only issue is I struggled with how small the holes are makes it super hard to place wire or string through it. Other than that; the bead itself is very pretty.