These Persian Turquoise beads are kaleidoscopic. Fine and round, they are like tiny droplets of dew, reflecting the whole world with the minerals strewn across their enigmatic blue. In these stones we envision rivers and mountain streams. One may see their own reflection, as these bright beads remind us of our home on this small watery planet. Mined in Persia since 4,000 BCE, turquoise, known as the sky stone, has a long history of inspiring the imagination. Hand knotted on chocolate brown cord, 88 carats of 6-7mm rondelle beads link together, creating a 14 inch section on this light and comfortable turquoise necklace. The beaded section is finished with braided cord on each end and 18K gold button and end cap making the necklace 24 inches in total length.