Still Learning; Stone Beads are they Turquoise?


Hi, I’m in need of some help with these large stone beads that were gifted to me. I’m still learning about Turquoise. I’ve looked into the holes and don’t see any white so I don’t believe they are dyed Howlite but are they actually Turquoise? There are variations of both Blues and Greens with mainly Black spots. They seem to be very polished and I don’t know what the tiny tan colored things are in the crevice of one of the beads. Any Help is Appreciated. Thank You :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Yes, real turquoise. The tan stuff may be some tumbling media that got stuck in the cracks.

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Thank You so much. When I make something from them I wouldn’t want to say Turquoise if they were not. I was thinking the same thing about the tan pieces so you have confirmed my thoughts on that. I appreciate the help .