Magnesite Beads - Often referred to as Simulated Turquoise, the Magnesite Beads on the following pages are stabilized and color shot except for the white (which is often erroneously referred to as Buffalo White Turquoise or simply White Turquoise). Many sell the Blue and Green shades as Stabilized Turquoise or as Gemstone Turquoise. Magnesite is a mineral (magnesium carbonate). The stone is usually white to gray with streaks of matrix, but may range from colorless to gray to tan. The stone's opacity ranges from transparent to opaque. It belongs to the calcite group since it has the same crystal structure. Magnesite is often a good candidate for enhancement due to its porosity. Magnesite is sometimes known as lime turquoise, white turquoise, or marshmallow turquoise. Native American cultures have crafted magnesite into beads for both jewelry and currency for hundreds of years. Magnesite is used by crystal healers to assist in lessening PMS symptoms and strengthening bones. Some say it brings peace during meditation, stimulates passion, and assists in creative visualization. Looking for Howlite Beads? It's actually a different stone. Magnesite Beads are Limited to In-stock Quantities; While supplies last.