Beads > Freshwater Pearls > Pearl with Gem Chip Strands

Pearl with Gem Chip Strands

Unlike other gems, the pearl is born of water and living creatures. Pearls begin as a foreign body embedded within a mollusk's shell. The animal's defense against the foreign body is to form a protective layer of nacre around the intruder. The culturing process simply entails planting a "seed" within the mollusk, normally either a plastic bead or a small piece of shell, nature takes its course and another pearl is born. Our cultured freshwater pearls come in an ever growing variety of shapes, sizes and colors, so whatever your fashion preference you are sure to find the pearl to suit your needs. Ancient beliefs about the origin of the pearl include: moonlight filled dewdrops and Aphrodite's tears of joy. Although not technically a stone, pearl is one of June's birthstones. Currently, the International Commission of Colored Gemstones (CIBJO) recognizes only five organic (once living material) gemstones: Ammolite, amber, pearl, jet, and coral. Also be sure to check out our freshwater pearl mixtures and our flawlessly crafted glass pearls by Jablonex and crystal pearls by Swarovski.

Item Details:

Bamboo Coral Light Red Dyed Thin Stick
Picture of 98ST440-1L, Bamboo Coral Light Red Dyed Thin Stick
98ST440-1L

1 ST $1.49 ($1.49 per ST)

4 ST $5.00 ($1.25 per ST)

15 ST $12.00 ($0.80 per ST)

45 ST $29.25 ($0.65 per ST)

Quantity:

Shape: Bamboo Coral
Size: Sticks
Material: Coral
Made in: China
Description: Like Pearls, Corals help make up the very small list of organic jewelry materials. Also, like pearls, Corals consist of more than 90% calcium carbonate. The corals used in bead and jewelry making are not the protected coral species of the fragile coral reefs, but the more common and hearty species such as corallium japonicum or corallium rubrum. Coral is sensitive to heat, direct sunlight and cosmetics. Currently the International Commission of Colored Gemstones (CIBJO) recognizes only five organic (once living material) gemstones: Ammolite, amber, pearl, jet, and coral. Bamboo coral grows in segmented sections similar to those of bamboo. Match our bamboo coral with turquoise, sterling silver and heishi style beads.
Showroom Aisle: 3
Showroom Section: O
Catalog Page: NEW2011

Other customers also enjoyed:

Bamboo Coral Dark Red Dyed Stick
Picture of 98ST440-D, Bamboo Coral Dark Red Dyed Stick
98ST440-D

1 ST $3.97 ($3.97 per ST)

2 ST $7.00 ($3.50 per ST)

5 ST $12.50 ($2.50 per ST)

15 ST $31.15 ($2.08 per ST)

Quantity:

In our catalog page 66
In our Showroom Aisle 3 Section O
More Information.
Search relevance:*****
Magnesite Turquoise Oval 10x14mm Average
Picture of 31ST612-12, Magnesite Turquoise Oval 10x14mm Average
31ST612-12

1 ST $1.79 ($1.79 per ST)

2 ST $3.00 ($1.50 per ST)

10 ST $10.00 ($1.00 per ST)

20 ST $15.00 ($0.75 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section I
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Mother Of Pearl Shell Disc Pink 11mm
Picture of SH500-11, Mother Of Pearl Shell Disc Pink 11mm
SH500-11

1 ST $1.49 ($1.49 per ST)

2 ST $2.25 ($1.12 per ST)

12 ST $10.00 ($0.83 per ST)

36 ST $27.60 ($0.77 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 3 Section B
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Magnesite Turquoise Oval 10x14mm Average
Picture of 31ST612-10, Magnesite Turquoise Oval 10x14mm Average
31ST612-10

1 ST $1.79 ($1.79 per ST)

2 ST $3.00 ($1.50 per ST)

10 ST $10.00 ($1.00 per ST)

20 ST $17.00 ($0.85 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section G
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Magnesite Turquoise Faceted Flat Oval 12x16mm
Picture of 35ST612-16, Magnesite Turquoise Faceted Flat Oval 12x16mm
35ST612-16

1 ST $1.49 ($1.49 per ST)

2 ST $2.00 ($1.00 per ST)

15 ST $11.50 ($0.77 per ST)

45 ST $32.45 ($0.72 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section P
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Rose Quartz Round 6mm
Picture of 6ST402-B, Rose Quartz Round 6mm
6ST402-B

1 ST $1.89 ($1.89 per ST)

2 ST $3.10 ($1.55 per ST)

8 ST $10.95 ($1.37 per ST)

24 ST $30.80 ($1.28 per ST)

Quantity:

In our catalog page 10
In our Showroom Aisle 2 Section D
More Information.
Search relevance:**
Pearl Nugget Cream/white 5-7mm 16 In
Picture of 6FP513-FN, Pearl Nugget Cream/white 5-7mm 16 In
6FP513-FN

1 ST $1.95 ($1.95 per ST)

2 ST $3.00 ($1.50 per ST)

10 ST $12.00 ($1.20 per ST)

30 ST $31.15 ($1.04 per ST)

Quantity:

Not in catalog
In our Showroom Aisle 4 Section J
More Information.
Search relevance:**

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

5 Minute Earrings

How to make a simple pair of earrings Follow these easy instructions to create thousands of incredible earring designs! Click here to watch the video.

Seed Beads

Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are by far our most popular and versatile seed bead available. Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are of superior quality, machine cut, and are highly valued for their use in bead stringing, bead weaving, embroidery and much much more! Preciosa seed beads are proven to be of the upmost value, and demonstrate the highest level of shape consistency.

Secure Shopping

Shipwreck Beads Inc, Beads, Lacey, WA