These top quality, opaque, 6mm round phosphosiderite beads are a rich, natural lilac purple with minimal inclusions. Excellent shape and good drilling.
Phosphosiderite gets its name from its chemical makeup: phosphorus and sidero, the Greek work for iron. Phosphosiderite is a soft stone with a Mohs hardness of 3.5 to 4, so the beads are stabilized to enhance their durability. Beads of this quality are rather rare.
You can buy 10 beads or save money on a full strand.
- Bead Size: 6mm to 6.35mm
- 10 Beads
- Source: Peru
- Treatments: Waxed. Stabilized.