Price is per 16-inch strand of these beautiful beads - about 23 teardrops in all - top-drilled. Sizes gradualte from 22mm x 15mm x 7mm to 27mm x 18mm x 6mm. These are ideal to restring for a necklace. Made from reconstituted gaspeite.
Gaspeite is light green to apple green and is relatively rare. The color comes from the fact that it is found around nickel sulfides. Named after the Gaspe' Peninsula in Quebec where it was originally found, although today, most is mined in Australia. Although a similar color to turquoise, gaspeite is a nickel carbonate. Gaspeite is a little softer than turquoise, and should be treated with at least as much care.