This strand of American Mined™ BlueBird Turquoise™, mined in Kingman, Arizona, displays a vivid robin's egg blue color with minimal matrix; each bead has an off-round shape. What little matrix is present tends to be fine and varies from light to dark gray color, making each bead unique and ideal for custom designs. Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone that takes a good polish. The color of this variety comes from the presence of copper.
Rio is proud to offer the American Mined™ Collection, a growing selection of gemstone beads that are made from stones mined in the United States. These beads exhibit exceptional color, and your customers can be confident that every bead is mined and processed under conditions that meet all standards for worker safety, environmental protection and responsible production.
Each package contains one temporarily-strung 18" strand.
Beads per strand: 90 (approx.; bead sizes vary slightly).
• Mined in America, this gemstone material is sent to China for cutting.
• Bead sizes and hole sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from bead to bead.