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SHOP OUR SELECTION OF AGATE BEADS
Agate is a type of Chalcedony Quartz, which gives it a translucent quality. It is most often striped and is formed by filling a cavity in a host rock, usually volcanic. These gemstone beads come in a wide array of colors and shapes and are the Gemini birthstone. A hard stone, Agate is found all over the world and is a fairly inexpensive semi-precious stone. They adapt well to many different designs and creations.
SHOP OUR SELECTION OF TURQUOISE BEADS
Ranging in color from gray blue to apple green, most turquoise beads on the market today are soft and porous when mined. Therefore, they goes through a process called stabilization or heat treatment. This process improves the hardness and durability, adds a consistent color throughout the stone, and permeates each piece with a clear resin to harden it and keep it from absorbing damaging body oils. Genuine turquoise is heat treated or stabilized. Turquoise has been incredibly popular for decades and adds a splash of color to your jewelry designs.
SHOP OUR SELECTION OF JASPER BEADS
Picture jasper beads have patterns and banding that can look like little scenes or pictures. Banded patterns occur from petrified mud that dripped into molten lava and became superheated, then solidified. These affordable semiprecious stone beads can be used to make very interesting earth tone jewelry designs. It's one of our favorite gemstone beads!
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Dyed Jade gemstone beads are color-enhanced throughout the stone. The result is a bright, vivid color on each semiprecious bead. Due to the great popularity of these beads, certain colors are not always available.
SHOP OUR SELECTION OF CORAL BEADS
Coral or red coral is a biogenic (made by living organisms) gemstone that comes in a variety of beautiful colors including red, peach, white and black. It comes from the intensely red skeleton of polyps that grow in all parts of the ocean. Coral is somewhat fragile and can be susceptible to scratches. Traditionally, it is said to give wisdom and restore harmony.
SHOP OUR SELECTION OF AMETHYST BEADS
Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is a violet variety of Quartz and is extremely popular in jewelry as well as design.