Our selection of colorful Magnesite beads has been one our most popular gemstone lines for years now. Magnesite is a fairly common carbonate mineral that is commonly dyed various colors, sometimes to look like other more expensive stones like turquoise or lapis. So if a product has the term "turquoise magnesite" it means that it is magnesite dyed to look like turquoise.
SmartBeadShopping™ Tip: Magnesite is a nice product; it's just not turquoise. It has similar veining patterns and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. We carry many magnesite pendants to round out this unique collection of gemstones.