Turquoise Beads – You can shop at eCanyons for all your turquoise beads at the best prices. We offer a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose from round, oval, rice, round tyre, square tyre, nugget and even turquoise large beads. These stabilized turquoise beads can be used to make all your authentic turquoise jewelry such as turquoise necklaces and bracelets; as well as, in making your Southwestern and Native American crafts.
History tells us that this bluish-green opaque mineral is a gemstone that has been mined for thousands of years. Originating out of the Middle East it proved to be highly precious to ancient civilizations. Egyptian, Native American Indian, and various other cultures believe in the power of turquoise to ward off evil, promote well being, and aide in everyday life. Turquoise was mined and crafted into jewelry, masks, and other elaborate pieces for ancient ritual ceremonies depending on the culture. Expanding to Europe through trade in the 1300’s it became a vast medium for goods, and prosperity. Although older turquoise mines have since evaporated their treasures, an abundance of turquoise can be found in the southwestern United States. Native American Indian cultures such as the Navajo and Anasazi realized the value of the turquoise and began utilizing it in their jewelry, crafts and decorations. Later adding other elements such as silver and gold, turquoise became fashionable jewelry as well as sought after collectible items.
Our turquoise beads are sold per 16 inch strand. Be sure to buy all the beads you need for your Southwest or Native American crafts and jewelry, as natural turquoise beads can vary in shades of color with each order.