Chinese Turquoise w/ Black Matrix

Turquoise Beads

Stabilized Chinese Turquoise is a general designation for any turquoise mined in China. In reality, they come from a variety of locations; each having a slightly different characteristic. Almost all are stabilized, laced with black matrix, and carries a green overtone.

Pros: Affordable, Available in large sizes, Color is stable

Cons: Over-abundance and low value market perception