Blue Ma'anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads, 15.5 inch strand

Blue Ma’anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads 15.5
Blue Ma’anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads 15.5
Blue Ma’anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads 15.5

Item #: BST1092

Blue Ma'anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads, 15.5 inch strand

Blue Ma'anshan Turquoise Rounded Potato Nugget Beads, 15.5 inch strand. Graduating nuggets that measure 5-9mm diameter by 8-14mm in length.  Ma'anshan Turquoise is mined in China near Nanjing & Shanghai. Maanshan is a hard, beautiful turquoise that ranges in color from blue to green and some looks a lot like Morenci Turquoise from Arizona. These beautiful nuggets are Zachery treated -
Per the GIA (www.gia.edu) "Over the last 10 years, millions of carats of turquoise have been enhanced by a proprietary process called the Zachery treatment. Tests show that this process effectively improves a stone’s ability to take a good polish and may or may not improve a stone’s color. It also decreases the material’s porosity, limiting its tendency to absorb discoloring agents such as skin oils. Examination of numerous samples known to be treated by this process revealed that Zachery-treated turquoise has gemological properties that are similar to those of untreated natural turquoise, and that the treatment does not involve impregnation with a polymer."

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