15mm Magnesite carved elongate squash, multi-color, 16 inch strand.

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Item details

This picture represents a strand from the batch you would be buying, these strands are almost identical from strand to strand.

The beads on this strand of carved elongate squash measure 15mm wide, 18mm tall, and about 95 grams per strand. These are completely hand-carved meaning each bead's stroke and depth of indention will vary slightly. Carved beads is something harder and harder to find in the market since labor rates has gone up drastically in China, which had the highest number of skilled carvers. The multiple shades of colors makes this strand is stunning against any skin tone.

Magnesite beads have been on the market for the past 3-4 years, and have become infamous for being sold as natural turquoise by internet sellers (even numerous boutique/stores) across the country. Natural magnesite range from white to light brown and some even has natural veins, so when dyed to different colors such as blue, it looks almost identical to turquoise. It is very abundant, meaning the raw material is very cheap. So understandably, it can get frustrating knowing that such cheap material is out there claiming to be the much more expensive turquoise. The truth is, magnesite is a natural stone that is stronger than turquoise and absorbs color beautifully without fading. Despite the negative reputation of magnesite, it truly is the perfect affordable alternative to turquoise in my opinion. At June Jewels, you'll never have to worry about distinguishing between what's real and what's not on my site because every item here is properly represented and accurately described.

As always, I stand behind all my descriptions and pictures for their accuracy. Not happy with your purchase? Return it to me. You can exchange it or get money back. Just contact me within 3 days upon the receipt of the item.

Rest assured when you buy from me, you are getting the best deal because I sell at wholesale prices. Please read my Profile Bio to learn more about me.

Average review
Beautiful! The colors are spectacular. Love the shape and texture. The craftsmanship of the carving is exceptional. Very hard to find.
Dec 5, 2017 by catballew123
Beautiful beads. Can't wait to use them. Super fast shipping.
Dec 28, 2012 by A fellow maker

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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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I stand behind all my descriptions and pictures for their accuracy. Not happy with your purchase? Return it to me. Just contact me!

Additional policies

Volume discounts:

Due to the closing of all the turquoise mines in China last year, turquoise prices everywhere have skyrocketed. I am trying my best to use my expertise in the industry to get the best deals and pass them directly to my etsy customers. For that reason, I can no longer offer volume discounts because all my turquoise are already priced at their lowest mark.

But if you are wanting to purchase any non-turquoise items in bulk, contact me, I can give you a volume discount quote based on your quantity (minimum $150).