Sleek and sculptural for the turquoise minimalist - who wants maximum stone appeal. These beauties are Chinese turquoise and among the largest round turquoise beads I have. It's hard to get stones so clear, but I've gone to the Tucson Gem Show about 23 times in the past 25 years and I've been lucky enough to hoard some amazing stones as a result. These stones, on their 14k gold-filled wires, come it at 2 1/16" long and 1/2" wide (12mm). Each earring weighs a little more than a penny for comparison.