Imperial Crown turquoise is top-quality turquoise. These have no stabilization with resin, no color enhancements, nothing but expert faceting by master stone cutters. The natural beauty of the stones determine the sizes and shapes of the beads allowing for one-of-a-kind finished products. Turquoise is one of the official gemstones for December. Metaphysically, it is believed to promote communication, enthusiasm and to attract prosperity. Crystal healers use it to alleviate sore throats and allergies. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items. Beads are temporarily strung with steel spacers to protect against chipping.