Where to source crushed turquoise

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Gerry Gruber
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Where to source crushed turquoise

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My latest commission will include a fingerboard inlay of a rosary with crushed genuine turquoise as the beads. For those of you who have worked with crushed turquoise, where do you normally get it? Craft shops? Jewellery supply stores? Or do you get turquoise beads and crush them yourself? Many thanks.

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Thanks, Carl.

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The Treeline product states that it could be stabilzed or manmade. Does anyone have suppliers they've used to source gem quality turquoise (i.e., Persian or Arizona)?

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Rio Grande. Good source for jeweler's saw blades and a lot of other nifty stuff as well.

https://www.riogrande.com/Product/crush ... one/066940

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Thanks for the additional suggestions, David K. and David B. Much appreciated.

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