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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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Carnelian Agate Chips 36 Inch Strand
Picture of 99ST428, Carnelian Agate Chips 36 Inch Strand
99ST428

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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Shape: Carnelian and Red Agate
Size: Chips
Material: Carnelian
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. Carnelian, also known as Cornelian is an A grade agate, a variety of Chalcedony quartz, the crystals of these types of quartz are microscopic, other forms of Chalcedony quartz include Onyx and Jasper. The orange to red tones of Carnelian are due to iron oxides within the crystal. Most of today's Carnelian is heat treated to enhance the color. Crystal healers recommend Carnelian for memory and digestive issues. Carnelian was one of the twelve gems of Jerusalem.
Showroom Aisle: 25
Showroom Section: T

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