This is NATURAL turquoise from China. It has been stabilized, to enhance it's hardness and stabilize it's color. ***More about stabilization below.
Parcel of TWO CABS
These cabs are beautiful, good color, cut, and nicely polished.
********About STABILIZATION - Stabilized DOES NOT mean dyed, it means the color has been stabilized. Turquoise gradually changes color over time because it absorbs oils from the skin as it is worn, and as it comes into contact with other natural elements. The colors in stabilized turquoise, however, are permanent. The color is stabilized.
Another reason for stabilizing turquoise is that turquoise is a relatively soft stone. Stabilizing turquoise hardens the gem so it can be easily cut into cabs or beads.
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We carry a large selection of high quality semi-precious gems, in cabochons and faceted gemstones, at excellent prices. That, combined with superior customer service, make Adornajoy Gems an exceptional place to shop.