These are natural, untreated 4mm round blue chalcedony beads. They have a little more color saturation and less of the brown calcite found in lower grades. The beads are a pale periwinkle blue with varying degrees of translucency.
The term chalcedony typically used to refer to the white, gray, or blue forms of microcrystalline quartz.
Most of the beads I get are waxed. This is standard treatment that gives a good shine to the beads. These blue chalcedony beads are not waxed, which means the beads had to go through two more rounds of polishing with diamond powder than most manufacturers perform.
Don't need a full strand? You can buy these in packs of 10 beads.
- Bead Size: 4.25mm to 4.45mm
- Strand Length: 15.5" Minimum (approx. 97 beads)
- Source: Turkey
- Treatments: None