I couldn't be happier with these high quality, 8mm round, natural, undyed blue chalcedony beads. They have a little more color saturation and a little less of the brown calcite found in lower grades. The beads are a pale periwinkle blue with varying degrees of transparency.
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 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 by the bead.
- Bead Size: 7.95mm to 8.25mm
- Strand Length: 15.5" Minimum (approx. 51 beads)
- Source: Turkey
- Treatments: None