Beautiful Carved Large Gaspeite Beads - Individually Cut

Product Code: ga1362

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Price is per olive-green gaspeite bead. All actually individually hand carved - so each will be (very)-slightly different. Each bead measures about a large 30mm x 23mm x 18mm, drilled ready to thread.

Gaspeite is light green to apple green and is relatively rare. The colour 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.