Price is for per 16-inch strand of these unusual Chinese new jade tube beads that look like bamboo. Each bamboo tube bead measures 16mm x 4mm. Note: all green - excuse the highlight on picture!
Aventurine also belongs to the quartz family. Although sometimes called “new jade”, aventurine often has inclusions (due to green fuchsite mica) which creates a speckle, differing from genuine jadeite.
Spiritualists believe aventurine has the ability to purify the spirit and bring balance to male and female energies. Its capacity to calm and bring inner-peace makes aventurine a very important stone in the spiritual realm. Green is the color of healing - with aventurine the all-purpose healer. Not only good for physical disorders, blockages and migraine, but also healing on all levels.
Amazonite, sometimes called Amazon Jade, is a similar stone to Aventurine. Usually found in yellow-green to blue-green. Some say Amazonite makes your married life happier.