Small Gaspeite Nugget Beads

Product Code: T475

Availability:In stock

Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads. Each nugget measure about 10mm x 8mm x 7mm. About 37 nuggets to the string, but some will be smaller.

Gaspeite is light green to apple green and is relatively rare. The color comes from the fact that it is found around nickel sulfides. Named after the Gaspe' Peninsula in Quebec where it was originally found, although today, most is mined in Australia. Although a similar colour to turquoise, gaspeite is a nickel carbonate. Gaspeite is a little softer than turquoise, and should be treated with at least as much care.