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Freshwater Pearls

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.

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Rose Quartz Chips 36 Inch Strand
Picture of 99ST402, Rose Quartz Chips 36 Inch Strand
99ST402

1 ST $2.49 ($2.49 per ST)

2 ST $4.00 ($2.00 per ST)

8 ST $12.80 ($1.60 per ST)

24 ST $36.75 ($1.53 per ST)

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Shape: Rose Quartz
Size: Chips and Nuggets
Material: Quartz
Description: Small gemstone chips are both popular and versatile. Their convenient size makes them easy to work with, and useful in a wide variety of designs. You can use them as a subtle color accent or base your entire design upon them. Their natural organic shape makes them a great partner for beads like precious metal rounds or metallic seed beads. In roman times, this rosy-pink stone was symbolic of love and reconciliation, and was often given as a gift of love. The pink tones of naturally occurring rose quartz are caused by iron and titanium. However, most rose quartz in the bead market is dyed to maintain a uniform color. Both natural and dyed rose quartz will fade in bright sunlight, so take care to avoid over exposure.
Showroom Aisle: 32
Showroom Section: B

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99ST414

1 ST $2.90 ($2.90 per ST)

2 ST $4.45 ($2.23 per ST)

10 ST $17.85 ($1.79 per ST)

20 ST $34.30 ($1.71 per ST)

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1 ST $2.35 ($2.35 per ST)

2 ST $3.50 ($1.75 per ST)

8 ST $11.45 ($1.43 per ST)

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Peridot Chips 36 Inch Strand Average
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1 ST $1.97 ($1.97 per ST)

2 ST $3.20 ($1.60 per ST)

10 ST $12.40 ($1.24 per ST)

30 ST $35.65 ($1.19 per ST)

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Picture of 99ST436, Amazonite Chips 36 Inch Strand
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2 ST $3.75 ($1.88 per ST)

10 ST $14.80 ($1.48 per ST)

20 ST $28.40 ($1.42 per ST)

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7 ST $10.50 ($1.50 per ST)

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1 ST $2.79 ($2.79 per ST)

2 ST $4.40 ($2.20 per ST)

6 ST $10.80 ($1.80 per ST)

18 ST $31.15 ($1.73 per ST)

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1 ST $4.25 ($4.25 per ST)

2 ST $6.25 ($3.12 per ST)

6 ST $16.25 ($2.71 per ST)

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1 ST $2.49 ($2.49 per ST)

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