African Turquoise Chunky Beaded Bracelet. African Turquoise beads are woven on a solid hand-woven bracelet (Natural color) with an authentic Hawaiian Puka Shell clasp. This beach-inspired jewelry is unique, stunning, and strong. All Ocean Tuff Jewelry is woven by hand using durable waxed fiber that is water-friendly and weather-resistant. All shells are found here on Kauai, Hawaii. They are all hand-picked and have been carefully chosen to create beautiful and unique jewelry that can be worn as a forever piece. Each piece of our jewelry is a work of art that is unique to Kauai Hawaii. Guaranteed Quality for surfing/sporting, outdoor activity, and beach fun.
To ensure a proper fit, we strongly recommend measuring your actual wrist and ordering a size that will fit as snug as possible, as some stretching/settling (up to 1/4″) will occur.
- Extra Small – fits up to a 6″ wrist.
- Small – fits up to a 6.5″ wrist.
- Medium – fits up to a 7″ wrist.
- Large – fits up to a 7.5″ wrist.
- Extra Large – fits up to an 8″ wrist.
Please contact us for sizes larger than 8″.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise has been devalued, like most other opaque gems, by the introduction onto the market of treatments, imitations and synthetics.
The gemstone has been known by many names. Pliny the Elder referred to the mineral as callais (from Ancient Greek κάλαϊς) and the Aztecs knew it as chalchihuitl. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois for “Turkish” because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia.
The Healing Energies, Metaphysical Properties, Legendary Uses and Meaning of Turquoise (opens in a new window)