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Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Amazonite (strand)Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Amazonite (strand)

Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Amazonite (strand)

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Brazilian Amazonite is an opaque blue-green to light green stone, often occurring with inclusions of white, yellow or gray and occasionally translucent milky white. It is named for the Amazon River in Brazil, where the stones are thought to have been originally found, however they are not currently...
Size: 6mm

Shape: Round

Color: Green

Product Type: Bead

Finish: Matte

Material: Stone

Stone Type: Amazonite

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Brazilian Amazonite is an opaque blue-green to light green stone, often occurring with inclusions of white, yellow or gray and occasionally translucent milky white. It is named for the Amazon River in Brazil, where the stones are thought to have been originally found, however they are not currently sourced from that particular region. Amazonite has a long and illustrious history dating back to Mesopotamia. It was used in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, and an Amazonite ring was found among the treasures in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Fascinating star cut faceting.

6mm Approx. 65 on 16 inch (40.64 cm) strand. (strand)

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Stone Beads - 6mm Star Cut Round - Matte Amazonite (strand)


Amazonite - a soft green or blue green stone is realitively new to the stone bead world. It's soft colour is very attactive. However, it is not a strong stone and can scratch or break if abused. While is named for the Amazon River, it actually comes from deposits in Russia and Colorado.