Chinese turquoise gemstone beads offer a wide range of shades from blue to green and a varying amount of matrix. They're made from genuine turquoise, and are generally stabilized using either wax treatment, resin stabilization and/or dye to improve the naturally soft stone's wearability. Most of our Chinese turquoise beads are mined and processed in the Hubei Province of mainland China. We also carry a few beads made out of Ma'anshan turquoise from the Anhui Province of China. Ma'anshan turquoise is closer in appearance to the famous blues mined in the southwestern U.S.A.