The 6mm round, periwinkle blue chalcedony beads have a little more color saturation and a little less of the brown calcite found in lower grades. The beads are a pale blue and are semi-transparent. Chalcedony is a form of quartz, and many varieties of chalcedony exist, such as agate and jasper, but the term is typically used to refer to the white, gray, or blue forms of microcrystalline quartz.
Most of the beads (if not all) 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.
When I told the supplier that I got strands that were larger than promised, he offered me a discount on them, which I am passing on to you.
Don't need a full strand? You can buy these in packs of 10 beads.
- Bead Size: Click Size above to choose
- Strand Length: 15.5" Minimum (approx. 66 beads for 6.25-6.45mm; 69 for 6.25-6.5mm; 63 beads for 6.5-6.95mm)
- Source: Turkey
- Treatments: None