It may come from the feel of polished gemstone beads against skin or the rich colors or the sparkle of facets. But perhaps it’s also knowing that gemstone beads beautiful little objects came out of the earth and have been part of our history for millennia. Gemstone beads resonate with history, geology
16 Inch strand of Freshwater pearl. Each white colored diamond shape pearl is approximately 8x13mm. Strand contains approximately 45 pieces.
Natural Brown Silver Leaf Jasper smooth round shape beads are approximately 10mm in size. These beads exhibit an wood colors and ideal for making long necklaces and earrings. Combined with sterling silver it would make a fine piece of jewelry.
Natural Amazonite beads 4mm Round. Natural amazonite beads that display richness of bluish green shade. Color May Vary Than Picture Due to Nature Of Amazonite Mineral.
Historically, gemstone beads have been valued for their beauty, their rarity, and the powers that were ascribed to them. From earliest time gemstone beads been connected with the spiritual and the supernatural. Sometimes the meaning was connected to gemstone beads colors. The ancient Egyptians favored a particular combination of gemstone beads dark blue lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian and green feldspar. It wasn’t just that these gemstone beads were beautiful together, but according to the Book of the Dead, these gemstone beads combination symbolized the natural world. Turquoise gemstone beads associated with joy and delight, was connected with new life. Similarly, the green feldspar was a symbol of resurrection and new growth while the red carnelian gemstone beads symbolized blood, the life force, energy and power.