Most interestingly, estimates are that approximately 85% to 90% of the world’s turquoise has a treatment:
Notably, block turquoise is fake turquoise. It contains no turquoise.
turquoise that is cut and sold in cubic blocks.
Dyed turquoise is a process of adding pigment to deepen a stone’s color.
Reconstituted turquoise is turquoise powder which mixes with resins
Stabilized turquoise is a low grade, chalky, or unstable turquoise and has a plastic bonding agent.
Waxed turquoise is when turquoise is soaked or heat treated to improve the color.
Natural turquoise is turquoise as you pick it off the ground with no added epoxy, color enhancements, etc.
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