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    Round Matte African Turquoise Beads (8mm)

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    Earthy Turquoise Chip Beads (36" Strand)

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    Round Matte African Turquoise Beads (6mm)

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    Dark Turquoise Tiny Heishi Beads (2mm)

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    These beautiful tiny heishi beads are made of natural turquoise from Afghanistan. Each unique strand is about 14-15 inches long with beads measurin...

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    Turquoise Chip Beads (4mm)

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    These delightful turquoise chip beads are made from natural polished stone. Think of all of the design possibilities you'll have with the unique ra...

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    Graduated Rondelle Turquoise Beads (4-10mm)

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    Round Matte African Turquoise Beads (4mm)

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    Natural Turquoise Stone Chip Beads (3x6mm)

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    Green Turquoise Nugget Beads (5mm)

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    The unique color of these authentic turquoise stone beads will add an unmistakable touch to your jewelry creations. Turquoise has been treasured by...

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    Blue Turquoise Afghani Stone Cylinder Beads (4mm)

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    Indulge your eyes in these beautiful turquoise beads brought to you from the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. Cut from the brilliant Turquoise sto...

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    Round Turquoise Beads (3mm)

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    Round Turquoise Beads (4mm)

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    Dark Turquoise Stone Heishi Beads (4mm)

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    Earthy Graduated Disk Turquoise Beads

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    African Turquoise Chip Beads (Long Strand)

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    Dark Turquoise Stone Heishi Beads (3mm)

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    Round African Turquoise Beads (10mm)

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    Blue Aqua Tiny Turquoise Stone Saucer Beads (2.5mm)

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    We can't get enough of these handmade tiny saucer Turquoise stone beads! Coming in such a unique shade of blue aqua turquoise these beads can add a...

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    Middle Eastern Turquoise Beads, Single 14 Inch Strand

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    Hard to come by - look at these beautiful beads made of prized turquoise from southwestern Asia. It is rare to find such beautiful and genuine turq...

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    Round Turquoise Beads (6mm)

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    Turquoise-Style Afghani Stone Cylinder Beads (2.5mm)

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    These beautiful cylindrical-shaped beads are from the mountains of Afghanistan. They are made from recycled, reconstituted stone meant to resemble ...

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    Aqua Turquoise Stone Oval Beads (14x8mm)

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    These authentic turquoise beads have been individually hand-polished to a smooth oval shape. Turquoise stone has been prized throughout the ages fo...

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    Blue Round Turquoise Beads (6mm)

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    Green Turquoise Rice Beads (6x4mm)

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With their distinct mottled appearance and exuberant matrix of green hues, Turquoise Beads are one of the most popular semi-precious bead types used in modern day jewelry. They were also inherently popular among Egyptian royals 6,000 years ago; many of whom believed that turquoise could broaden the mind and inspire creativity. It is often referred to as the “Stone of Evolution” due to the positive changes and prosperity it brought many Egyptian rulers. Some even believed their ancestors could impart their great knowledge to these stones on their death bed, thus making it a source of power and inspiration for new rulers.

But, these African semi-precious beads aren't always what they seem. In fact, the vast majority of Turquoise Beads from Africa are dyed imitations; crafted from ornamental Jasper found in abundance throughout South Africa. These were originally produced as currency for trans-Saharan trade. Unlike real turquoise, which is a phosphate created by the combining of aluminum and copper, African jasper is largely made up of chalcedony – a form of silica. Of course, this has very little to do with the difference in value between both minerals; turquoise is simply far rarer, and it is this rarity which dictates its value in the modern market.

African Turquoise Beads are produced in a wide variety of shapes and sizes – some of which can be indicative of their origin. Seed beads and bead chips often originate from the Eastern Cape, where tribes such as the Xhosa use them for elaborate hand-stitched wedding collars. Larger beads continue to be produced along parts of the Sinai Peninsula, and are often more valuable. Both the Ashanti and Krobo tribes of Ghana produce a variety of turquoise bead imitations, however, these are made from glass and not African Jasper.