These opaque 12mm smooth round white gemstone beads are very nice quality with consistent sizing and good drilling. These beads are marketed and sold as white jadeite, but I believe they are a polycrystalline quartz. (True jadeite is very expensive.)
These beads are heat-treated to alter the density inside the bead, creating the bright white opacity. If the beads absorb moisture, such as from water or sweat, they may become semi-translucent and a duller color. When the bead dries, it will regain some of its opacity and color. So when possible, avoid exposure to moisture.
- Bead Size: 12.1mm to 12.5mm
- Strand Length: 14.75" Minimum
- Treatments: Waxed. Heat-treated Polycrystalline Quartz.