This picture is the batch you would be buying from.
These strands are beautiful with small amount of matrix. Chinese turquoise is known to be less blue than American turquoise, but unlike the green turquoise from Anhui, these turquoise from Hubei are just the right hint of green which will look good on any skin-tone. These diagonally drilled squares measure at 7mm from corner to corner, and about 3mm thick. Total carat weight is 60 per strand.
The green in turquoise is a result of either iron impurities (replacing aluminum) or dehydration. Most turquoise needs some form of treatment due to its softness, and there are lots of different processes. There's a "clear treat" in which acrylic resin is applied but no color is added. Which is the only type of turquoise I buy, regardless of its origin.
Please be very careful when you are buying turquoise, there are many types of imitate turquoise out there; chalk turquoise, composite turquoise, and the infamous magnesite! All are very well manufactured and mass produced, some are even made with intentional matrix to mimick the actual turquoise imperfections. Bottom line, 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.
$2.95 for one or however many items within the U.S. Check individual items for international rates. I ship out immediately upon payment, my U.S. customers typically receive their package within 2-3 days. All of my outgoing mail are shipped with delivery confirmation; you will receive tracking info in your email that is associated with your Etsy account.
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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)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
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.
Additional return information
I stand behind all my descriptions and pictures for their accuracy. Not happy with your purchase? Return it to me. Just contact me!
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).