I've been in the studio whipping up smorgasbord in turquoise for you. Most turquoise you see in the store is actually dyed magnesite or dyed howlite--far more affordable than genuine pure turquoise. Even real turquoise is most often "stabilized" to bring you a rich color palate. What lapidaries refer to as green turquoise, white turquoise, pink or any other color besides the traditional blues is dyed chalk or howlite. Genuine gemstone quality turquoise is quite expensive, and the most rare is a pure sky blue, Sleeping Beauty. And you'll recognized African turquoise as having a distinct yellowish tone.
I am pleased to offer you a range of charming, eye-catching, and affordable pieces this week created from these creative substitutes!