Charoite (Natural), 12x8mm-17x12mm Graduated Top-Drilled Puffed Teardrop
Manufacturer: Cutting Edge Supply
Availability: Usually ships from CES Warehouse within 24hrs
Hand-Cut, B grade, Mohs hardness 5 to 6. Sold per pkg of 3.
High-quality, semiprecious gemstone charoite beads are handcrafted to a graduated flat oval. Charoite is a soft stone--about the same as untreated turquoise--and is vulnerable to scratches and dings. However, due to its cleavage pattern, it is more durable to knocks and impacts than turquoise. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items. Beads are temporarily strung with silver-plated copper spacers to protect against chipping.
Hole Size: 0.4-1.4mm