African Turquoise Beads - Colorful Gemstones
African Turquoise Beads are an opaque mineral with a hardness rating of 5-6 on Mohs' Scale. Its color can vary from shades of green to shades of blue or gray . It's also sometimes found in yellow or brown shades. Although turquoise is a type of mineral, it can also be an imitation. These artificial jewelry pieces are produced using man-made products and they're often made to look exactly like the real thing. The common ways that they can be distinguished from the real thing are their luster, weight and hardness rating.