This rare stone is only found on one place in the world - Dominican Republic. I constantly struggle with my digital camera trying to get the color patterns and shades of this rare stone. Either the color and patterns wash out or the color looks too blue according to what I see with my own eyes. I usually end up shooting these in partial sun (photo appears a bit gray) but the pattern and color seem to come out much better where the full sun photos get washed out.
Gorgeous - these are rare, genuine, natural & are not dyed. Now is your chance to buy a strand of these very expensive larger sized rondelle beads. Price is for a ~15 3/4" strand of these larger fab HAND CUT rondelle beads from my available lots as shown in the photo. This is actually an ~18 1/2" necklaces with sterling silver extender chain and lobster clasp so you can just buy these and wear as a necklace or cut the strand to use the beads individually in your designs. All of these beads are in beautiful shape & color with some having gray or brown matrix inclusions which is normal. If there is more than one photo of the rondelles it is only to show you different angles of the same beads.
Because these are all hand cut they will vary in width and even roundness to their freeform rondelle shape. The beads in all my sets have a hole size that may be 0.30mm to 0.60mm range which will work with thin wire. If you are wishing to put a very thin chain or larger wire through these beads you need to pay attention to the approximate hole sizes in the beads. A bead reamer is a perfect solution if you need to enlarge the hand cut hole(s). There is plenty of info on the internet on where to get a reamer and how to use it.
All monitors vary so this adds to the problem with accuracy of the beads you are looking at. So, what I see on my monitor is the most accurate I can get. THE PHOTO IS ENLARGED TO SHOW DETAIL.