Although African Turquoise is called Turquoise, it is actually a form of jasper that is mined in Africa. The matrix of the stone with its beautiful black and brown webs and spots is what truly makes the stone a beautiful substitute for the more expensive traditional turquoise for handmade jewelry.

African turquoise contains crystal quartz which gives it an opaque appearance, in contrast to the usually transparent agate. Because of its makeup and inclusions, it is actually a much harder stone than traditional turquoise, making it great for beaded bracelets that may get abused in day-to-day wear.

Metaphysically, it is the ‘Stone of Evolution’, brings encouragement for growth, development and positive change within life itself. This gemstone opens the mind to new ideas and new possibilities.

Fresh Picked Jewels offers a wide variety of gemstone jewelry, all handmade using hand-picked high quality beads! Our artisan jewelry is one-of-a-kind, but if you see something you like and would like a specific size or color, please feel free to send us an email! We are happy to create custom jewelry that reflects your unique style.

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