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Tibetan Turquoise Beads, 16" Strand:  Flower Buttons, Variegated

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This strand of Tibetan turquoise was hand-carved in variegated button shapes, ready to be made into a necklace. Just add your spacers and clasp!

The smallest beads at the back start at 6 mm. wide and 14 mm diameter. They grow in size until they reach the five brown ones (also turquoise) at the center. Here they are 10 mm wide and 17 mm in diameter. The strand is 16 inches long.

This strand has not been dyed and is the true color of the turquoise. It leans to the blue side rather than green. Depending on your monitor, you may see variations on what we worked hard to document.

Free shipping on this strand worldwide.

Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time.

Recognizing that these strands are more expensive than the dyed and commercial stones that flood the market these days, we encourage our customers to think of buying with other friends and splitting the strands or to buy quantity in order to save on shipping. Free shipping on orders over $100.

Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Visit our shop here on Etsy to see our beautiful treasures!

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Tibetan Turquoise Beads, 16" Strand: Flower Buttons, Variegated