Long African Turquoise Silver Bead Necklace

A blue green necklace crafted from graduated round natural stone beads, highlighted with sterling silver vintage beads. Finished with sterling silver ends.

This long necklace in beautiful shades of blue-green-brown is organic and has a chic boho vibe that would team perfectly with shades of white, brown, grey and black, and perfectly with blue denim.

What is African turquoise? It's actually the trade name for a type of jasper that is mined only in Africa. The stone is green blue in colour and is rich with inclusions of crystal quartz, iron and copper deposits in a matrix of black and brown veins, making this stone a beautiful substitute for the much more expensive traditional turquoise.

Because of its inclusions, and with a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, African turquoise is a much harder stone than turquoise, which makes it perfect for jewellery of all types.

Measurements: Total length including clasp 67 cm (26.5”)

Metaphysical Properties of African Turquoise:

As a jasper, this is an evolutionary stone that assists in any transition through necessary change, opening the mind to future possibilities, new ideas and your true self, while balancing the past with the future. It is considered a stone of the Third Chakra.