Stabilized Qingu Mine Turquoise, this material was mined in China, Hubei Province near the town of Qingu. China is the top producer of turquoise worldwide they are known for having a variety of colors and patterns. My rough comes direct to me from China and a respected representative of the company that owns the Mining rights. I purchased this material as Natural, I do not stabilize any of my own material, this Material was stabilized by my good friends at the Kingman Mine they are the world leaders in Stabilizing Turquoise. The Son and I do all the cutting work we never farm it out. We are Native American gem cutter’s; we are registered members of the federally recognized Native American tribe Wichita Indians out of Oklahoma. The photos in this listing are taken in natural sunlight on a white background. I do this because any color background except white can alter the colors in the photo. I realize Direct sunlight and white background is the worst possible conditions to photo in. I would rather have you say it looks so much better in hand then be disappointed when you get the stone. If you would like a photo in shade, just ask. Size is Approximate give or take .5 mm Note: In the event of any typos in this listing, the item in the photos is the one or ones you will receive if you purchase this item. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of any typos in this listing, the item in the photos is the one or ones you will receive if you purchase this item. Some countries don't allow gemstones to be shipped to their citizens. Please check with Customs before making your purchases. If you live in one of the countries that don't allow gemstones to be imported and you buy from us, we will issue a refund and not ship the item. We offer a “NO HASSLE” seven-day refund with return shipping paid by the buyer. Our return policy starts when you receive the stone or it hits your PO Box, Buyer Pays return Shipping.