Turquoise – a vibrant and prized gemstone for thousands of years
Calling all lovers of turquoise - an exceptional collection of seven very old turquoise beads from the fabled Enshi Grand Canyon region, in the province of Hubei, China.
Peppered with gorgeous hues of brown and black matrix (veins), this collection of Himalayan beads ranging between 20mm and 46mm in size, offers the perfect opportunity to create a bevy of ethnic or tribal-inspired jewellery.
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone known for its spiritual and energetic healing qualities and reputed to aid in stress-relief and the elimination of negative energies.
And there's no question about it, that it is also one of the most beautiful semi-precious stones in the world.
Revered as a protective stone shield used by warriors and soldiers going into battle for centuries, our collection of seven rare and exquisite turquoise beads are said to come from the ancient Hubei Province region in the Himalayan mountains.
Turquoise is found in many countries throughout the world, but some of the finest turquoise comes from dry and arid regions in the United States, Mexico, Turkey, Iran, the Himalayas, Chile and China.
The stone is easily distinguished by its unique green and blue hues and is believed to attract good fortune and its ability to guide one to a state of calm and tranquillity.
The world is your oyster, as they say, and the same can be said for the opportunities to create statement jewellery with these beautiful beads such as a bracelet, bangle, necklace or anklet.
Please note though, the second largest bead in the collection measures 26x40mm, has a hairline fracture at one end - but the piece remains solid.
This particular bead could well be wire, leather or hemp-twine wrapped without altering its dynamics or aesthetic beauty.
That said, the large bead measures 33x46mm, while the smallest measures 16x19mm.
The entire collection of seven beads weighs in at 105 grams.
Please also note some of the accompanying images may have been enlarged to show detail.