Beautiful authentic Turquoise stone beads with six strands of small nuggets attached by heavy silk knots in between each nugget. It has a macrame silk rope to attach the strands which adds the the comfort of this natural turquoise necklace. Although this is an authentic turquoise beaded necklace is was made in China. Hidden in the turquoise beads is a silver tag that says "925 China".
I've spent the last week studying turquoise and the different types and mines where turquoise is found and about the simulated turquoise. Trying to tell the difference between real and faux is not easy. These are natural but likely tumbled to polish and soften the rocks. The colors range from deep turquoise to a light green or aqua color. Resin applied to the stones help keep them together and make them shine more. These likely have been "dipped" or have resin just on the outside. But it is not a man made mix with turquoise. These are authentic turquoise stones with the incursions and all.
Overall, though, I was told over and over, Turquoise is a stone and comes in many varieties from all over the world. Usually it is manipulated to make prettier jewelry by adding dyes and resins. Still natural turquoise stone. The beautiful piece is 31 inches long. The cord makes it so much more comfortable to wear. Lovely, natural, turquoise.