Fill your designs with vibrant color using these Dakota Stones gemstone beads. These African turquoise jasper beads feature a rectangular shape and two stringing holes, so you can use them in multi-strand designs. These versatile beads would make wonderful watch bands. Each bead features turquoise blue color with a black matrix. This stone is mined in Africa and is actually a type of spotted teal jasper rather than turquoise. It is given its industry name because the matrix structure and shade is similar to that of turquoise. Due to the natural materials, colors may vary from piece to piece. Metaphysical Properties: Often called the stone of evolution, African turquoise jasper encourages growth and development not only in the body, but in the mind. Some spiritualists believe that it will attract money to the wearer.