Top-grade turquoise from the renowned Sleeping Beauty mines in Arizona. Considered one of the most highly-prized turquoise in the world today, Sleeping Beauty has a vivid blue color and little to no matrix--an outstanding combination that creates incredible-quality jewelry. The teardrops are half-drilled and machine cut for consistency.
Zachery process is a common polishing practice in the turquoise industry utilizing electrical currents to prevent the turquoise from changing color due to body oils, perfumes, etc. This process does not add polymers, dyes or coloring. Most turquoise on the market is stabilized, and Zachery-processed turquoise is still considered a natural turquoise.
Grade A>Teardrop>NaturalGrade ATeardropNaturalhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h209229gsH209229GSBead, Sleeping Beauty turquoise (natural), 13x8mm half-drilled teardrop, A- grade, Mohs hardness 5 to 6. Sold per pkg of 2.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p9229gsb.jpg158.63158.63As Low As $50.99 per bead