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Just a quick note of appreciation...received my first order from you a couple days ago. I was very impressed with my experience. The beads are of high quality, exceeded my expectations ... they are beautiful! Your website is well done, the ordering process was straightforward, the order was filled accurately and promptly, packaged very well, and arrived very quickly. Thank you so much! I will certainly be ordering from you again. Everyone did a great job! Phil, Crooked Lake Studios

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Turquoise Gemstone Nuggets

Premium quality wholesale Turquoise gemstone nuggets for jewelry making and designing. Carefully selected gemstones help you create outstanding necklaces, bracelets and earrings. We do our best to disclose all treatments on our turquoise gemstone beads. Stabilization is used to make turquoise strong enough to use in jewelry and beads since turquoise is by nature a soft stone. It also sets the color since natural turquoise will turn colors over time from skin oils and environmental elements. Sometimes the beads are Color Shot, the stabilizing compound had color in it. Only 10% or less of all turquoise mined is gemstone quality which means it is strong enough to use as jewelry components without stabilization. This high grade turquoise is expensive and stabilization provides turquoise and turquoise beads that are reasonably priced.

Turquoise is hydrated aluminum copper phosphate that often contains iron. It ranges in color from white (though this is a hot topic among Turquoise experts as to whether it is really turquoise if it is white) to powder blue to sky blue and from blue green to yellowish green. While the blue color is derived from copper, the green stems either from iron or chromium. Due to the variations in turquoise, it is often referred to by the specific mine and location from which it is harvested as is the case in Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from the mine of the same name in Globe, Arizona. Since turquoise is somewhat soft, it is often treated for stability; yet, natural turquoise is available. Natural turquoise can, however, absorb body oils and darken or turn green over time. The geographic locations of turquoise mines include Australia, Africa, China, Europe, Mexico, Peru and the U.S.A. Turquoise is used by some for detoxification of alcohol, poisons or radiation. It is implied that this "stone of wholeness" nurtures a sense of unity between the self and all around us. Some feel it strengthens the immune system and stimulates tissue regeneration while helping in the absorption of nutrients.

Turquoise Hubei B oval rustic nugget gemstone beads (DS) 19 x 23mm to 24 x 32mm 18 nuggets on strand
Turquoise Hubei B oval rustic nugget gemstone beads (DS) 19 x 23mm to 24 x 32mm, 12 to 15mm thick. 18 nuggets on strand. Some surface flaws and chips.
$39.99
Turquoise Hubei large oval nugget gemstone beads (S) 29 x 31mm to 30 x 41mm 12 nuggets on strand
Turquoise Hubei large oval nugget gemstone beads (S) 29 x 31mm to 30 x 41mm, 15 to 19mm thick. 12 nuggets on strand. Some surface flaws.
$69.99
Turquoise Hubei large oval nugget gemstone beads (S) 29 x 32mm to 28 x 38mm 11 nuggets on strand
Turquoise Hubei large oval nugget gemstone beads (S) 29 x 32mm to 28 x 38mm, 15 to 19mm thick. 11 nuggets on strand. Some surface flaws.
$79.99
Turquoise Hubei center drilled nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 9 x 11mm to 11 x 14mm 16 inch
Turquoise Hubei center drilled rustic nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 9 x 11mm to 11 x 14mm, 3 to 9mm thick. 16 inch.
$58.99
Turquoise Hubei petal nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 9 x 10mm to 11 x 17mm 16 inch Top center drilled
Turquoise Hubei petal nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 9 x 10mm to 11 x 17mm, 2.5 to 5mm thick. 16 inch. Top center drilled.
$54.99
Turquoise Maan Shan petal nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 6 x 11mm to 9 x 20mm Top center drilled 16 inch
Turquoise Maan Shan petal nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 6 x 11mm to 9 x 20mm, 3 to 7mm thick. Top center drilled. 16 inch.
$39.99
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 13 x 14mm to 15 x 20mm Sizes vary each 16 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 13 x 14mm to 15 x 20mm, 8 to 11mm thick. Sizes vary each 16 inch strand.
$31.99
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 14 x 21mm to 15 x 24mm Sizes vary each 16 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 14 x 21mm to 15 x 24mm, 9 to 13mm thick. Sizes vary each 16 inch strand.
$35.99
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 16 x 18mm to 16 x 26mm Sizes vary each 16 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 16 x 18mm to 16 x 26mm, 8 to 12mm thick. Sizes vary each 16 inch strand.
$35.99
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 8 x 9mm to 9 x 14mm Sizes vary each 15 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 8 x 9mm to 9 x 14mm, 4 to 7mm thick. Sizes vary each 15 inch strand.
$11.99
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 12 x 13mm to 14 x 17mm Sizes vary each 16 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 12 x 13mm to 14 x 17mm, 7 to 11mm thick. Sizes vary each 16 inch strand.
$39.99
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 13 x 15mm to 16 x 20mm Sizes vary each 16 inch strand
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximate size range 13 x 15mm to 16 x 20mm, 6 to 11mm thick. Sizes vary each 16 inch strand.
$44.99
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13mm to 13 x 16mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13mm to 13 x 16mm, 4.3 to 7.7mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$13.99
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13mm to 13 x 16mm 16 inch
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13mm to 13 x 16mm, 7 to 11mm thick. 16 inch.
$27.99
Turquoise Hubei barrel nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 10 x 12 to 10 x 14mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei barrel nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 10 x 12 to 10 x 14mm, 7 to 10mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$44.99
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 8 x 10 to 10 x 14mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 8 x 10 to 10 x 14mm, 4.9 to 8mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$39.99
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 9 x 10 to 12 x 16mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei green nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 9 x 10 to 12 x 16mm, 3.9 to 7mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$44.99
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13 to at least 12 x 16mm 15.5 inch. Older stock from 2007.
Turquoise Hubei oval nugget gemstone beads (S) Approximately 11 x 13 to at least 12 x 16mm, 5.5 to 11mm thick, depending on the strand. 15.5 inch. Older stock from 2007.
$34.99
Turquoise Australian graduated small nugget gemstone beads (S) 4 to 8mm 18 inch
Turquoise Australian graduated small nugget gemstone beads (S) 3 x 4mm to at least 5 x 8mm, 2.3 to 5mm thick. 18 inch.
$19.99
Turquoise Campitos graduated green fine flat nugget gemstone beads (S) 5 to 10mm 18 inch
Turquoise Campitos graduated green fine flat nugget gemstone beads (S) 4 x 5mm to 6 x 10mm, .5 to 1.8mm thick. 18 inch.
$22.99
Turquoise Campitos graduated green nugget gemstone beads (S) 4 to 8mm 18 inch
Turquoise Campitos graduated green nugget gemstone beads (S) 3.4 x 4mm to at least 5 x 8mm, 2.2 to 3.3mm thick. 18 inch.
$23.99
Turquoise Fox graduated nugget gemstone beads (N) 4 to 11mm 24 inch
Turquoise Fox graduated nugget gemstone beads (N) 3.5 x 4mm to 7 x 11mm, 2 to 4mm thick. 24 inch.
$53.99
Turquoise Fox graduated nugget gemstone beads (N) 5 to 9mm 24 inch
Turquoise Fox graduated nugget gemstone beads (N) 4 x 5mm to at least 5.7 x 9mm, 2 to 4.5mm thic. 24 inch.
$53.99
Turquoise Fox large nugget gemstone beads (S) 10 x 14mm to 13 x 20mm 16 inch
Turquoise Fox large nugget gemstone beads (S) 10 x 14mm to 13 x 20mm, 7 to 10mm thick. 16 inch.
$122.99
Turquoise Maan Shan graduated nugget gemstone beads (S) 5 to 12mm 16 inch
Turquoise Maan Shan graduated nugget gemstone beads (S) 2.5 x 5.5mm to at least 5 x 11mm, 1.5 to 3mm thick. 16 inch.
$11.99
Turquoise Kingman nugget gemstone beads (S) 5 to 9mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Kingman nugget gemstone beads (S) 4 x 5mm to 6 x 9mm, 4. to 5mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$33.99
Turquoise Kingman nugget gemstone beads (S) 7 to 11mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Kingman nugget gemstone beads (S) 6 x 7mm to 8 x 11mm, 4 to 7mm thick. 15.5 inch.
$31.99
Turquoise Hubei natural nugget gemstone beads (N) 5 to 8mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei natural nugget gemstone beads (N) 4 x 5mm to 6 x 8mm 15.5 inch. Blue green in color.
$20.99
Turquoise Hubei natural nugget gemstone beads (N) 6 to 10mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei natural nugget gemstone beads (N) 6 x 6mm to 8 x 10.5mm, 15.5 inch. Blue green color.
$29.99
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) 7 to 16mm 15.5 inch
Turquoise Hubei nugget gemstone beads (S) 6 x 7mm to 10 x 16mm, 15.5 inch.
$18.99
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