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. Learn more in our gemstone glossary.
What You're Saying About our Magnesite Beads
Turqoise Blue Magnesite Nugget Strand
These magnesite beads are great for bracelets. I made a three strand one and give it away. The color is amazing!
- Maria Levy from Brookline, MA
Turquoise Magnesite Chips
I love these gemstone chips - the shapes are all very uniform in size and they will mix well with all sorts of colours. I am going to add them to copper bracelets and necklaces.
- Josephine Turner from Adelaide, Sth Aust
Burnt Orange Magnesite
One of my top favorite gemstones, I love the color, very true to the picture. Will probably make a wrap bracelet with brown leather.