99ST444-GL: Goldstone Chips 5-8mm 36 Inch Strand -
Small gemstone 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. Goldstone contains no gold, and is not a stone, but is beautiful enough to often be classified as a gemstone. This manmade gem consists of tiny copper flecks suspended within glass. It is most commonly reddish brown, but is also available in either blue or green. Some practitioners of alternative medicine believe the copper inclusions can improve circulation and decrease arthritis pain.