Gems & Stones
Nothing like the heft and coolness of stone beads. Semi-precious stone beads have a magic all their own.
"Semi-precious stone" - which is a term that has fallen out of use lately - as it seems rather insulting - has been replaced, not altogether satisfactorily - with the term "Coloured Stone." A stone bead by any name, however, is a treasure granted to us by the earth.