What is composite turquoise? Composite turquoise is not a natural turquoise stone, but a product that has been constructed by pulverizing poorer grades of turquoise to a dust and then bonding the dust with a resin. Our composite turquoise beads are marked as such. Other stones in this section are indeed turquoise, but are dyed to create some bright and unusual colors. We also have interesting and unique turquoise pendants to match, so be sure to check those out as well!
SmartBeadShopping™ Tip: Smell it and you can tell it! If you're looking at turquoise in a bead show or shop and you're not sure, give it a sniff! You can actually smell the resin that is used in composite, or reconstituted, turquoise.