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Gemstone Beads

Rings & Things carries a wide selection of quality gemstone beads for beading and DIY jewelry making including styles from from Dakota Stones. Take advantage of automatic price discounts on many styles when you buy 2 or more strands (minimum varies by style). Shop by your favorite gemstone type and find amethyst beads, turquoise beads, agate beads and more. Click here for our Gemstones Charms & Pendants category to find pendants and gemstone donuts.

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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Topaz (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Black (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Diamond (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Blue Zircon (Each)

    $1.49
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Ruby (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Sapphire (Each)

    $1.49
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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    Donut, Aventurine, 50mm (Each)

    $4.80
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Emerald (Each)

    $1.40
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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    Dalmatiner Gemstone Donut, 40mm (Each)

    $2.40
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Garnet (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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    Dyed Magnesite Gemstone Beads, Skull, 12mm - Multi-color (strand)

    $2.12
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    Blue Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Donut, 50mm (Each)

    $6.80
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  • Onyx is a striped, semiprecious variety of agate, with white, black, brown or red alternating bands. It is different from regular agate only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. The name onyx originates from the Greek word onyx for "fingernail" or "hoof," probably because of its weak transparency or possibly its color. Onyx may chip or scratch rather easily, so store it carefully.Nearly all black onyx on the market has been rendered a uniform, permanent black color with a treatment using sugar and acid (and/or heat). This process has been used on the gemstone for thousands of years and is water safe.Onyx is one of the 12 stones mentioned in the Bible as adorning the breastplate of the high priests.Metaphysically, onyx is believed to help eliminate apathy, stress and neurological disorders, eliminate negative thinking, and sharpen the wits of the wearer. It is used to change habits, in addition to helping concentration levels and aiding absentmindedness. Some think it makes the wearer more eloquent, and thus it is worn for public speaking. The main sources of onyx are India and South America, but it is also found in China, Madagascar, Mexico and the U.S.A.   See Related Products tab for products and projects that go with this item.

    Black Onyx Gemstone Donut, 50mm (Each)

    $5.00
    Onyx is a striped, semiprecious variety of agate, with white, black, brown or red alternating bands. It is different from regular agate only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. The name onyx originates from the Greek word...
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  • This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components generally appear less shiny than black onyx components.Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Black Stone Beads, 8x12mm Puffed Oval (strand)

    $4.50
    This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components...
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  • Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most colors can be fired in kilns with metal clay, a process that ruins most other gemstones. The gemological properties of CZs vary by manufacturer due to variances in the type and amount of stablizer used to make isometric (cubic) crystals. After controlled annealing to ensure the flawless crystals are stable, CZs are cut into faceted gemstones. You can safely clean your cubic zirconias with any jewelry cleaner or detergent. Be sure to rinse well to avoid leaving a residue that would dull the gem's shine.Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Cubic Zirconia Stone, 4mm Round, AAA - Rose (Each)

    $0.60
    Cubic zirconias are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, which translates to high amounts of sparkle.CZs are extremely durable and can withstand high temperatures. Most...
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  • Olive Jade: Yellowish-green olive jade beads and pendants are occasionally called peridot stone due to their color (not because of any relationship to that gemstone). Olive jade is actually a form of serpentine, and is not a "true" jade.Historically, serpentine was thought to protect the wearer from snake bites. Modern mystics say it has the power to restore self-confidence, dispel fear, enhance meditation, and balance female hormones.  Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    25mm Gemstone Donut, Olive Jade (Each)

    $1.56
    Olive Jade: Yellowish-green olive jade beads and pendants are occasionally called peridot stone due to their color (not because of any relationship to that gemstone). Olive jade is actually a form of serpentine, and is not a "true" jade.Historically,...
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  • Gold fill (also called gold overlay or gold-filled) is made by using heat and pressure to apply a layer of karat gold to a base of less costly metal. This produces a surface with karat gold. The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20 of the total weight of the item. Gold fill is 50 to 100,000 times thicker than normal gold plating, and 17 to 25,000 times thicker than heavy gold electroplate (sometimes stamped 14kt HGP).See illustration for more info.Cubic Zirconia (CZ) stones are synthetic (manmade) gemstones. Like diamonds and natural zircons, cubic zirconias have a very high refractive index, for stellar sparkle! See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item.

    Cubic Zirconia 4mm Gold-Filled Channel Charm - Diamond (Each)

    $2.38
    Gold fill (also called gold overlay or gold-filled) is made by using heat and pressure to apply a layer of karat gold to a base of less costly metal. This produces a surface with karat gold. The minimum layer of karat gold must equal at least 1/20 of the...
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  • Put mystical color into your designs with the dragon blood jasper 8mm round beads from Dakota Stones. These round beads feature deep forest green color with splatters of crimson red. The two primary colors contrast and complement each other to form a striking jasper. This gemstone is mined in Australia. Dragon blood jasper is part of the quartz family. Metaphysical Properties: Dragon blood jasper enhances courage, strength and vitality.Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead. Each strand includes approximately 24 beads.

    Dakota Stones Dragon Blood Jasper 8mm Round Bead Strand

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    Put mystical color into your designs with the dragon blood jasper 8mm round beads from Dakota Stones. These round beads feature deep forest green color with splatters of crimson red. The two primary colors contrast and complement each other to form a...
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  • Opalite (Opalized "Quartz") is also known as moonstone quartz, opalized quartz, and sea opal. These "gemstone" beads are actually glass. They are distinguishable from natural semiprecious stones by occasional, accidental bubble inclusions and a lower resistance to scratches and breakage. Nevertheless, manmade opalite is beautiful, and it is cut, faceted, and polished just like any other gemstone. Opalite beads have a cloudy center and few visible inclusions. They project a blue sheen when worn against most colors, but take on a yellowish tinge when placed next to white.  Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone. Opalite (Opalized "Quartz") is also known as moonstone quartz, opalized quartz, and sea opal. These "gemstone" beads are actually glass. They are distinguishable from natural semiprecious stones by occasional, accidental bubble inclusions and a lower resistance to scratches and breakage. Nevertheless, manmade opalite is beautiful, and it is cut, faceted, and polished just like any other gemstone. Opalite beads have a cloudy center and few visible inclusions. They project a blue sheen when worn against most colors, but take on a yellowish tinge when placed next to white.  Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Opalite Glass Donut, 25mm (Each)

    $1.79
    Opalite (Opalized "Quartz") is also known as moonstone quartz, opalized quartz, and sea opal. These "gemstone" beads are actually glass. They are distinguishable from natural semiprecious stones by occasional, accidental bubble inclusions and a lower...
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  •  Agate: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate. This distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony is composed of quartz layers. This composition varies greatly and can be of many colors. The other chalcedony family, jasper, has less-regular patterns and is less defined than the agates. Another difference between the two is that agates tend to be translucent (or at least contain translucent bands), while jaspers are generally opaque. This distinction stems from agate being composed of microscopic "fibers" of crystalline quartz while jasper is made of microscopic "grains" of crystalline quartz. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk.    Agate is said to be named for the place it first was found — along the River Achates (now called the River Drillo) in Sicily. In ancient times, agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Some believed that agate would render the wearer invisible, and due to its strength and durability, it is used for making ornaments or for astrological purposes. Agate is a cooling stone and is said to cure insomnia, protect against danger, promote strength and healing, and ensure a healthy life. The major sources of agate are Australia, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. The gemstones of Minnesota (Lake Superior agate) and South Dakota (Fairburn agate) are agates.      See Related Products links below for more info about this stone, plus products frequently used with this item.   Agate: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate. This distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony is composed of quartz layers. This composition varies greatly and can be of many colors. The other chalcedony family, jasper, has less-regular patterns and is less defined than the agates. Another difference between the two is that agates tend to be translucent (or at least contain translucent bands), while jaspers are generally opaque. This distinction stems from agate being composed of microscopic "fibers" of crystalline quartz while jasper is made of microscopic "grains" of crystalline quartz. Each individual agate forms by filling a cavity in a host rock. As a result, agate is often found as a round nodule with concentric bands like the rings of a tree trunk.    Agate is said to be named for the place it first was found — along the River Achates (now called the River Drillo) in Sicily. In ancient times, agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Some believed that agate would render the wearer invisible, and due to its strength and durability, it is used for making ornaments or for astrological purposes. Agate is a cooling stone and is said to cure insomnia, protect against danger, promote strength and healing, and ensure a healthy life. The major sources of agate are Australia, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. The gemstones of Minnesota (Lake Superior agate) and South Dakota (Fairburn agate) are agates.      See Related Products links below for more info about this stone, plus products frequently used with this item.

    10mm Round Gemstone Bead - "Ancient Cellar" Red Agate (strand)

    $7.23
    Agate: No gemstone is more creatively striped by nature than agate. This distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony is composed of quartz layers. This composition varies greatly and can be of many colors. The other chalcedony family, jasper,...
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  • Find related items below, and find out more about jasper in our Gemstone Index. Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help! Find related items below, and find out more about jasper in our Gemstone Index. Questions? E-mail us for friendly, expert help!

    Desert Jasper Donut, 40mm (Each)

    $2.40
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    Mahogany Obsidian Gemstone Donut, 40mm (Each)

    $2.40
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  • African Jade Beads: The name African jade is used to describe an opaque grossular garnet that comes from South African mines, and resembles jade.Also known as buddstone, garnet jade, and Transvaal jade, these semiprecious beads often contain a mix of light green, pink and white. The form of grossular garnet they're cut from is a silicate of calcium and aluminum that's used as an inexpensive substitute for jade.The term "grossular" comes from the Latin word for "gooseberry," a reflection on the stone's green color. Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    African Jade Gemstone Beads, Round, 4mm (strand)

    $3.80
    African Jade Beads: The name African jade is used to describe an opaque grossular garnet that comes from South African mines, and resembles jade.Also known as buddstone, garnet jade, and Transvaal jade, these semiprecious beads often contain a mix of...
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  • Onyx is a striped, semiprecious variety of agate, with white, black, brown or red alternating bands. It is different from regular agate only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. The name onyx originates from the Greek word onyx for "fingernail" or "hoof," probably because of its weak transparency or possibly its color. Onyx may chip or scratch rather easily, so store it carefully.Nearly all black onyx on the market has been rendered a uniform, permanent black color with a treatment using sugar and acid (and/or heat). This process has been used on the gemstone for thousands of years and is water safe.Onyx is one of the 12 stones mentioned in the Bible as adorning the breastplate of the high priests.Metaphysically, onyx is believed to help eliminate apathy, stress and neurological disorders, eliminate negative thinking, and sharpen the wits of the wearer. It is used to change habits, in addition to helping concentration levels and aiding absentmindedness. Some think it makes the wearer more eloquent, and thus it is worn for public speaking. The main sources of onyx are India and South America, but it is also found in China, Madagascar, Mexico and the U.S.A.    Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Black Onyx Gemstone Beads, Round, 3mm (strand)

    $4.80
    Onyx is a striped, semiprecious variety of agate, with white, black, brown or red alternating bands. It is different from regular agate only in that the bands of which it is composed are parallel and regular. The name onyx originates from the Greek word...
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  • Rose quartz is one of the most desirable varieties of quartz in the gemstone trade. Also known as ancona ruby and mont blanc ruby, these semiprecious gemstones display a lovely, unique pink tone. Rose quartz beads have been found in Mesopotamia that date back to 7000 B.C. Often called the "love stone," rose quartz is said to open the heart chakra to all forms of love. This semiprecious gemstone is believed to encourage gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, tolerance, and self esteem. It is also said to remove fears, resentments, and anger.  Find related items below, and find out more about quartz in our Gemstone Index.

    Rose Quartz Gemstone Bead, 8mm Round (strand)

    $4.80
    Rose quartz is one of the most desirable varieties of quartz in the gemstone trade. Also known as ancona ruby and mont blanc ruby, these semiprecious gemstones display a lovely, unique pink tone. Rose quartz beads have been found in Mesopotamia that date...
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  • Turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Turquoise is considerably softer than quartz, and is usually treated for stability. Chinese turquoise is generally stabilized using either wax treatment, resin stabilization and/or dye to improve the naturally soft stone's wearability. Most of our Chinese turquoise beads are mined and processed in the Hubei Province of mainland China. The gemstone occurs naturally in shades ranging from sky blue to grey-green, with varying amounts of brown and black matrix, usually in locations where the soil contains high concentrations of copper.  See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item. Turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Turquoise is considerably softer than quartz, and is usually treated for stability. Chinese turquoise is generally stabilized using either wax treatment, resin stabilization and/or dye to improve the naturally soft stone's wearability. Most of our Chinese turquoise beads are mined and processed in the Hubei Province of mainland China. The gemstone occurs naturally in shades ranging from sky blue to grey-green, with varying amounts of brown and black matrix, usually in locations where the soil contains high concentrations of copper.  See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item.

    3mm Diamond Cut Round Gemstone Bead - Hubei Turquoise - Color Banded (strand)

    $11.48
    Turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Turquoise is considerably softer than quartz, and is usually treated for stability. Chinese...
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    Dalmatiner Gemstone Beads, Round, 4mm (strand)

    $2.00
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    Hematine Beads, Round, 10mm (strand)

    $3.50
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  • Leather cord is a natural material and may vary in size. So, to make sure these pearl beads fit on your cord, you may want to use 1.5mm leather cord, or have a bead reamer on hand to enlarge the holes of beads that need help fitting over larger sections of 2mm leather cord.See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item. Leather cord is a natural material and may vary in size. So, to make sure these pearl beads fit on your cord, you may want to use 1.5mm leather cord, or have a bead reamer on hand to enlarge the holes of beads that need help fitting over larger sections of 2mm leather cord.See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item.

    Leather-Hole Freshwater Pearl Beads, 9-11mm Potato - Peacock (Each)

    $0.80
    Leather cord is a natural material and may vary in size. So, to make sure these pearl beads fit on your cord, you may want to use 1.5mm leather cord, or have a bead reamer on hand to enlarge the holes of beads that need help fitting over larger sections...
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  • Sardonyx is a variety of onyx that typically comes in shades of red (the word "sard" means "red"), and may display shades of black, dark brown, white, cream, and light to dark reds and oranges. These sardonyx semiprecious beads display beautiful patterns, including bands, stripes and swirls. Our red sardonyx is usually heat-treated to intensify the red. Onyx is purported to help eliminate apathy, stress, and negative thinking. It is also said to sharpen wits, increase concentration, and prevent absentmindedness. Onyx is sometimes worn to help public speaking since it is believed to make the wearer more eloquent. Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Red Sardonyx 8mm Round Gemstone Beads (strand)

    $6.00
    Sardonyx is a variety of onyx that typically comes in shades of red (the word "sard" means "red"), and may display shades of black, dark brown, white, cream, and light to dark reds and oranges. These sardonyx semiprecious beads display beautiful...
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  • Turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Turquoise is considerably softer than quartz, and is usually treated for stability. Chinese turquoise is generally stabilized using either wax treatment, resin stabilization and/or dye to improve the naturally soft stone's wearability. Most of our Chinese turquoise beads are mined and processed in the Hubei Province of mainland China. The gemstone occurs naturally in shades ranging from sky blue to grey-green, with varying amounts of brown and black matrix, usually in locations where the soil contains high concentrations of copper.    Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    2mm Faceted Miracle Cube Gemstone Bead - Chinese Turquoise - Color Banded with Black (strand)

    $14.88
    Turquoise has been revered for thousands of years. Its name means "Turkish stone" in French, a reference to where Persian material passed on its way to Europe. Turquoise is considerably softer than quartz, and is usually treated for stability. Chinese...
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  • Create soothing style with these gemstone beads. These powder blue impression jasper beads from Dakota Stones feature a classic round shape that will work anywhere. They display a soft sky blue color interspersed with hints of peachy color. These beads will bring a dreamy, airy look to your designs. They are versatile in size, so you can use them in necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings. Metaphysical properties: Jasper is said to be a stone of tranquility that will soothe nerves and banish negative thoughts.Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from piece to piece. Each strand includes approximately 34 beads. Create soothing style with these gemstone beads. These powder blue impression jasper beads from Dakota Stones feature a classic round shape that will work anywhere. They display a soft sky blue color interspersed with hints of peachy color. These beads will bring a dreamy, airy look to your designs. They are versatile in size, so you can use them in necklaces, bracelets, and even earrings. Metaphysical properties: Jasper is said to be a stone of tranquility that will soothe nerves and banish negative thoughts.Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from piece to piece. Each strand includes approximately 34 beads.

    Dakota Stones Powder Blue Impression Jasper 6mm Round 8-Inch Bead Strand

    Dakota Stones
    $6.97
    Create soothing style with these gemstone beads. These powder blue impression jasper beads from Dakota Stones feature a classic round shape that will work anywhere. They display a soft sky blue color interspersed with hints of peachy color. These beads...
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    Natural Agate Gemstone Beads, Round, 8mm (strand)

    $6.20
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  • Rhodonite is an opaque, deep-rosy-pink-to-lavender gemstone with characteristic black veins called dendrites. Rhodonite is composed of manganese silicate. Most cleaning methods are safe for rhodonite (ultrasonic, etc), but like with all gemstones, avoid rough handling and extreme heat. Sometimes called the "the singer's stone," rhodonite is said to improve sound sensitivity. Many also believe it to help with the nervous system and self-esteem, and to balance trauma. It has long been considered a strong, feminine stone, as in the velvet glove over the iron fist. Natural healers associate rhodonite with the throat chakra (fifth), to help one achieve potential and dispel worry.  See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item. Rhodonite is an opaque, deep-rosy-pink-to-lavender gemstone with characteristic black veins called dendrites. Rhodonite is composed of manganese silicate. Most cleaning methods are safe for rhodonite (ultrasonic, etc), but like with all gemstones, avoid rough handling and extreme heat. Sometimes called the "the singer's stone," rhodonite is said to improve sound sensitivity. Many also believe it to help with the nervous system and self-esteem, and to balance trauma. It has long been considered a strong, feminine stone, as in the velvet glove over the iron fist. Natural healers associate rhodonite with the throat chakra (fifth), to help one achieve potential and dispel worry.  See Related Products links (below) for similar items and additional jewelry-making supplies that are often used with this item.

    Rhodonite Gemstone Donut, 25mm (Each)

    $1.92
    Rhodonite is an opaque, deep-rosy-pink-to-lavender gemstone with characteristic black veins called dendrites. Rhodonite is composed of manganese silicate. Most cleaning methods are safe for rhodonite (ultrasonic, etc), but like with all gemstones, avoid...
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  • This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components generally appear less shiny than black onyx components.Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Black Stone Beads, Round, 4mm (strand)

    $2.81
    This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components...
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  • This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components generally appear less shiny than black onyx components.Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Black Stone Beads, Round, 6mm (strand)

    $3.38
    This semiprecious basic black gemstone closely resembles black onyx, but since we have been unable to verify its true classification, "black stone" is the most honest name we can give to these beads and pendants. Note that black stone jewelry components...
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  • Dyed "Crazy Lace" Calcite is available in fantastic color options, for great prices. It is clearly a "reconstituted" or "block" type of gemstone, which means it is a mixture of resin, dyes, and potentially some gemstone content -- in this case, leftover/recycled calcite from other stone cutting projects. It seems durable and colorfast (it won't leak onto your customer's clothes), and we just loved the color selection so much that we couldn't pass it up. We encourage you to use it and love it too, just please don't try to pass off "block" gemstone beads like these, as natural or genuine gemstones.  Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone. Dyed "Crazy Lace" Calcite is available in fantastic color options, for great prices. It is clearly a "reconstituted" or "block" type of gemstone, which means it is a mixture of resin, dyes, and potentially some gemstone content -- in this case, leftover/recycled calcite from other stone cutting projects. It seems durable and colorfast (it won't leak onto your customer's clothes), and we just loved the color selection so much that we couldn't pass it up. We encourage you to use it and love it too, just please don't try to pass off "block" gemstone beads like these, as natural or genuine gemstones.  Please see the Related Products links below for similar items, and more information about this stone.

    Crazy Lace Calcite 6mm Round Gemstone Beads, Olive (strand)

    $5.10
    Dyed "Crazy Lace" Calcite is available in fantastic color options, for great prices. It is clearly a "reconstituted" or "block" type of gemstone, which means it is a mixture of resin, dyes, and potentially some gemstone content -- in this case