My brother-in-law gave me some stones several years back. I tossed
them in a drawer and forgot about them until today.
Now I’m wondering what they are. I believe he said they came off a
watch band he got in California.
They appear to be turquoise but I don’t know how to tell if they’re
the real thing or not. They all have a hole drilled in the center, and
some of the holes were partly filled with some sort of stretchy
semi-transparent adhesive. The stones have lots of matrix which is
dull and rough. The blue portions are very shiny. And they need a
Is there a way to test them to tell if they’re natural turquoise,
treated turquoise or something else entirely?
The reason I’m asking is that I have a customer wanting something
with turquoise in it. I want to know what these stones are before I
make anything with them.
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