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Stabilized and/or Treated Turquoise

*All turquoise listed in this category is stabilized using our own method, no dyes are ever used, and are listed here regardless of the mine or location it came from, see below*



ALL PRICES ON THE WEB SITE ARE CORRECT FOR EACH ITEM, WEIGHTS AND SIZES ARE GIVEN AS A REFERENCE ONLY, THE PRICE STATED IS THE CORRECT PRICE AND WILL NOT BE CHANGED DUE TO CARAT WEIGHT NOT BEING EXACT. WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THE WEIGHT IS CORRECT, BUT IT COULD VARY SLIGHTLY. THE AMERICAN DIME USED FOR SIZE COMPARISON IS 17MM IN DIAMETER.

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Item#0060SM Item#0849S Item # 0975SB Item # 0976SB
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $20.00
Sale Price: $10.00
1 in stock!
62.1 ct Royston Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $50.00
1 in stock!
Stabilized Kingman Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $7.00
1 in stock!
Stabilized Kingman Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $7.00
1 in stock!
Item#0966S Item#0967SB Item#0922SB Item#0854SB
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $93.50
1 in stock!
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $15.00
1 in stock!
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $14.00
1 in stock!
13 ct Royston Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $13.00
1 in stock!
Item#0804B Item#0794SB Item#0790SB Item # 0608SB
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $25.00
1 in stock!
Lot of 2 Royston Turquoise Cabochons
Our Price: $20.00
1 in stock!
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $4.20
1 in stock!
Stabilized Kingman Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $40.00
1 in stock!
Item#0610SBM Item#0457SB Item # 0460SB Item#0470S
10.6 ct Royston Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $10.00
1 in stock!
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $8.00
1 in stock!
Stabilized Kingman Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $7.50
1 in stock!
Item#0369SB Item # 0373SB Item#0378SB Item#0382S
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $10.00
1 in stock!
Stabilized Kingman Turquoise Cabochon
Our Price: $10.00
1 in stock!
Blue Spider Mine Stabilized
Our Price: $6.00
1 in stock!
   
 
*Any stabilized or treated turquoise we have for sale will be listed in this category regardless of the mine or location it came from.* Turquoise may be treated to enhance both its color and durability (i.e., increased hardness and decrease porosity). As is so often the case with any precious stones, full disclosure about treatment is frequently not given. It is therefore left to gemologists to detect these treatments in suspect stones using a variety of testing methods some of which are necessarily destructive. For example, the use of a heated probe applied to an inconspicuous spot may reveal plastic treatment. Material treated with plastic or water glass is termed "treated" or "stabilized" turquoise. This process consists of pressure impregnation of otherwise unsaleable soft, chalky material by epoxy and plastics (such as polystyrene) and water glass (sodium silicate) to produce a wetting effect and improve durability. Plastic and water glass treatments are far more permanent and stable than waxing and oiling, and can be applied to material too chemically or physically unstable for oil or wax to provide sufficient improvement. Please note that "ANY" method or process that seeks to make turquoise harder, enhance the color or improve it in "ANY WAY" removes that turquoise from the "NATURAL" label, it is not natural if it's been altered in any way, period.
How to read our product codes: The number is the stock number, the next letter indicates "N" for natural or "S" for treated or stabilized, the next letter indicates "B' for a backed cab, No "B" not backed, NS indicates a Natural hard cab that has been sealed to retain its natural color, the next letter or letters are for our inventory tracking.