These Persian Turquoise beads are kaleidoscopic. 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 strung on chocolate brown cord, 275 carats of 7-12mm rondelle beads link together, creating a 12 inch section of beads. The beaded section is finished with 2 inches of dark brown braided cord on each end and 18K gold button and end cap making the necklace 16 inches in total length.