This round turquoise bead is half-drilled and displays a beautiful turquoise-blue color and a distinctive golden matrix. The matrix patterns vary greatly, making each bead unique; the golden color of the veining is a beautiful variation from the typical matrix colors of gray, brown or black. Create an elegant drop with an individual bead, or combine it with other colors and styles of gemstone or pearl beads to create more complex pendant and necklace designs. Use jeweler’s epoxy to secure the drop onto a peg. Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone that takes a good polish. The blue color comes from the presence of copper; green tones are provided by iron traces.
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.
• 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.