Introduction to Turquoise Beads Video
This Turquoise Beads Video is about Fake or inexpensive Turquoise Beads, in general. In this Turquoise Beads Video Dillon Hartman from Durango Silver Company starts with showing you how to detect fake Turquoise Beads made from Howlite and Magnisite. He then talks about stabilized Turquoise Beads which are common as the Turquoise used for Beads is usually soft and needs to be stabilized to be hard enough to be durable. Dillon then touches on the different qualities of Turquoise Beads, where they are from, color's of Turquoise Beads and a bit in authentic American Turquoise Beads. This is a good video for beginners in the Turquoise Bead market.
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Examples of Turquoise Beaded Jewelry
Above and to the left is a Turquoise Beaded Bracelet that is made with stabilized Blue Gem Turquoise. These Turquoise Beads are authentic American Turquoise that has been stabilized to make them hard and durable. When the Turquoise came out of the mine it was soft and would not be suitable for beads, it is called chalk Turquoise as it has not agatized yet, it is young Turquoise. For this reason, chalk Turquoise is inexpensive which allows for the expense of stabilization and results in a cost effective Turquoise Bead for the fashion market.
To the upper right is pair of Turquoise Beaded Chandelier Earrings that were also made with stabilized Blue Gem Turquoise. Notice the different color of the beads, the color varies greatly in every Turquoise Mine and this is a good example of that. This pair of Turquoise Beaded Earrings are a beautiful true blue color which many old timers remember Blue Gem Turquoise was famous for. We feel fortunate that we were able to get a large parcel of Blue Gem Turquoise Beads and are happy we can use them in our Beaded Turquoise Jewelry.
Above and to the left is a beautiful Number 8 spiderweb Turquoise Bead Necklace. This Turquoise Beaded Necklace is more difficult to find and brings a considerable higher price. The Number 8 Turquoise these Beads were cut from was also Turquoise Caulk and was stabilized to harden the material to be made into Turquoise Beads. If these were 100% natural Number 8 Turquoise Beads the Necklace would cost about $10,000.00, this Necklace sold for about $300.00.
Above and to the right is a Turquoise Tab Necklace made with stabilized Pilot Mountain Turquoise. The Turquoise Beads were cut into pear shaped beads and holes were drilled through the sides so they hang the way they are shown in the photo. There are many Turquoise deposits in the Pilot Mountains of central Nevada, the Turquoise runs from Caulk Turquoise to extremely high quality Turquoise that is very valuable and only used for Turquoise cabochons.
Above and to the left is a beautiful Blue Gem Turquoise Beaded Necklace accented with Carnelian Beads. This is an attractive Turquoise Necklace in a 16" length which makes it a Turquoise Beaded Choker Necklace. A Turquoise Beaded Choker Necklace looks great when worn with a higher necked shirt of sweater as it rides high up on the neck.
To the right is another Blue Gem Turquoise Beaded Necklace that was hand beaded by Nattarika Hartman of Durango Silver Company. Nattarika used 8mm and 4mm rondel Turquoise Beads to make this dynamic Necklace. We sell a lot of this type of Turquoise Beaded Necklace in many color's and lengths, it is very popular and looks fantastic when worn.
We use a lot of great Turquoise Beads and make a lot of Turquoise Jewelry with them. We invite you to visit our online store often as we ad new Beaded Turquoise Jewelry often. We do have a lot of Turquoise Beads and Nattarika would be happy to make you a special piece of Beaded Turquoise Jewelry.
If you have enjoyed this video, take a look at some other Turquoise Related Videos we have created:
Silver and Turquoise Videos - Links to other videos
Durango Silver Company Pendants - Made in the USA
Museum Quality Heirloom Treasures
We hope you have gained some useful knowledge from our Turquoise Beads video. We invite you to learn more about Silver Jewelry, Indian Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center which has many other informational pages that we have written on topics related to Southwestern Silver Jewelry. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our members to Giveaway free Turquoise Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends and future winners in our giveaway by signing in below.