This is a natural turquoise graduated necklace. It was mined in Nevada. It has not been crushed and reformed. The turquoise is very small in each bead.
Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch. Its unique shade of blue often blue-green, lends it name Turquoise, to all things of the tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone and serves to enhance its character.
Turquoise is the Throat Chakra.