Stablilized Turquoise Beads
SOLD IN 15 INCH STRANDS
What is Stabilized?
Soft or "chalk" Turquoise/Magnesite has been infused with a clear epoxy resin. Chalk turquoise is a form of natural turquoise that has a white chalk-like consistency. It has the same chemical composition as turquoise, only without the copper (it's the copper that causes the turquoise color). The chalk is then dyed and stabilized to produce a material. The resin, under pressure, absorbs into the rock, which permanently hardens the rock and deepens the color. Unlike the collectible natural turquoise which deepens in color over time by gradually absorbing oils from the skin as it is worn, the colors in stabilized turquoise are permanent. Most of the turquoise on the market is stabilized and should not cost as much as non stabilized but is often sold as non stabilized so it's always a good idea to ask before you buy. Stabilized turquoise can be very beautiful, and is a good buy.
Magnesite Turquoise is believed to balance extreme fluctuations of mood and dissolves an apathetic self martyring attitude. It also refreshes you when you are tired, down cast or exhausted. Turquoise protects you from sensitivity to outside influences.
Magnesite is an excellent anti-hysteria stone. wear it to calm you if you overreact to situations.
Magnesite is believed to stabilize mood swings and stimulate romantic love.
Magnesite will help you with feelings of exhaustion, depression and panic attacks.