70 Irresistible Gaspeite Nuggets Beads

Product Code: ga1336

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Price is per 16-inch strands of these beautiful beads. Largest average nugget measure about 12mm x 8mm x 6mm. About 70 nuggets to the strand, but some will be smaller. Drilled ready to thread.

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 color to turquoise, gaspeite is a nickel carbonate. Gaspeite is a little softer than turquoise, and should be treated with at least as much care.