Turquoise Magnesite Beads are super affordable beads made from a natural stone called Magnesite. Magnesite is similar in chemical structure to Turquoise except it lacks the copper and iron minerals so it is usually colorless. Magnesite has a similar weight, glassy hardness, and feel of Turquoise. It can also form into very similar nugget shapes just like Turquoise. These beads start from high quality white Magnesite and are stabilized and dyed the full range of Turquoise colors.