These top quality, opaque, 6mm round phosphosiderite beads are a rich, natural lilac purple with minimal inclusions. These beads are well shaped with excellent drilling.
Phosphosiderite gets its name from its chemical makeup: phosphorus and sidero, the Greek work for iron. Phosphosiderite has a Mohs hardness of 3.5 to 4, which is very soft and could crumble when shaped, so the beads are stabilized to enhance their durability. Beads of this quality are rather rare.
You can buy the full strand here, you can buy them in packs of ten.
- Bead Size: 6mm to 6.35mm
- Strand Length: 15.8" Minimum (67 beads)
- Treatments: Waxed. Stabilized