Price is per 16 1/2-inch strand of these beautiful beads - about 23 to the string. Each measures 14mm square x 5mm. No two of these dramatic stones are alike!
Rainbow calsilicas mysterious eye-catching, vivid and varied colors, capture the imagination of jewelry designers. Each of these new stones is unique in its configuration of color. Because of this, many gem dealers speculate whether it occurs naturally or is manmade.
Some say rainbow calsilica is imported from Mexico in slabs. However, the plastic-like material with randomly colored bands - is pulverized carbonate rock, artificially colored with pigments and then stabilized with a polymer.
The stones dramatic variation in color with its short history attracts attention everywhere. Lots of bright colors are great in summer jewelry, bringing bundles of energy to the wearer. This beautiful material deserves at least the same respect as much-more expensive natural gemstones.