Slinky Pea-green Gaspeite Tube Beads

Product Code: T438

Availability:In stock

Price is per 15 1/2-inch strand of these unusual beads. Each tube measures 10mm diameter x 6mm wide. About 38 tubes to the strand - drilled ready to string.

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.