Chinese Turquoise Nugget Bead Strands


The irregularly shaped Chinese turquoise nugget beads on this strand feature a sky-blue to greenish color with a dark matrix—each bead has a varying amount of matrix, giving the strand a one-of-a-kind look. The nuggets look great when strung on their own in a necklace or bracelet, used individually as accent beads or when combined with complementary-color beads in necklace, earring and bracelet designs—turquoise looks especially good with silver beads and findings. Sourced from China, this turquoise features green/blue color and displays quite a bit of matrix, which gives each stone significant contrast and unique patterning

Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone that takes a good polish. Its sky blue color comes from the presence of copper; green tones are provided by iron traces.

Ready to string, each package contains one temporarily strung 15"–16" strand.

  • Hole size : .032"–.043"
  • Country of origin : China
  • Shape : Pebble
  • Drill style : Full-drilled
  • Color : Chinese Turquoise
  • Enhancement : Stabilized (S)
  • Material : Turquoise
  • Stone type : Natural
  • Stone type : Natural
Additional Specifications:
  • Beads per strand: 77 (approx.; bead sizes vary)

Please Note: • Bead sizes and hole sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from bead to bead.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.796