Multi-strand genuine green Turquoise. Choker style or collar with an extension.
Each Turquoise bead shows the different patterns of the minerals in the stone. The necklace has an extender of up to 21 inches. Turquoise is a soft stone of a mate color; it cannot be used for jewelry unless enhanced to harden the stone and make it suitable. Genuine Turquoise can be of different shades of blue/green color, but never any other color like white or yellow. Turquoise is absorptive; the stone’s color can change when exposed to chemicals; the oils on the skin can affect the turquoise color. To preserve color and durability, Turquoise is stabilized to be used in jewelry making.
Check the images for this product to help you identify simulated Turquoise from genuine Turquoise. The most common imitation is Howlite; naturally white, this stone is dyed to imitate Turquoise, but the cracks on the rock are different than the mineral shown in the genuine Turquoise.