Graduated Lime-Green Gaspeite Teardrop Beads

Product Code: ga5016

Availability:In stock

Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads - about 23 teardrops in all - top-drilled. Sizes graduated from 22mm x 15mm x 7mm to 27mm x 18mm x 6mm.

These are ideal to restring for a necklace. Made from reconstituted gaspeite.

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.