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What is Pyrite Turquoise Composite?

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I received a bracelet made with Red Turquoise. Is this a natural stone or manmade? It has somewhat of a small irregular circular pattern in various deep reddish-brown colors, with gold veining. I want to give this to my daughter who is a geologist, and I don't want to offend her. Thank you. CLM

I went on beadonbeads.com, and found the exact bead. It is called a Pyrite Turquoise Composite, coin shaped, PYT-CON-1601. Can anyone tell me something about this? Thank you again. CLM

asked Jul 10, 2012 by CLM (120 points)

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Turquoise does not occur in a red color. It can only be blue, green, or grayish. It is possible that it is dyed or something else entirely. Please feel free to post a photo.

answered Jul 11, 2012 by hershel (46,460 points)

Thanks Hershel, I added more to my original question.

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Its probably some sort of dyed material, sounds suspicious. Why don't you ask the folks from that website for details on this product they are selling?

answered Jul 13, 2012 by hershel (46,460 points)

Thanks, I'll try that.

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This material is a combination of dyed turquoise and pyrite ( an iron look like mineral ). The main part comes from dyed turquoise, which can be in any color. The gold veining is the pyrite. See the pyrite link in http://www.beadonbeads.com/gem-stone-pyrite-c-570_68.html

answered Jul 18, 2012 by beadonbeads (140 points)

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