The round aquamarine beads on this strand feature a light-blue color and are ideal for necklace and bracelet designs. Round beads are a staple of strung designs and look great when strung on their own to create a simple strand, used individually as separators or accent beads or combined with other shapes and sizes of beads in more complex earrings and anklets—combine them with complementary-color stones to create complex designs as well as matched sets.
Aquamarine, a transparent pastel blue to green-blue variety of beryl, is relatively abundant and often completely flawless. The crystal structure is hexagonal with striations along the length of the stone. Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin words for water and sea; according to folklore, this stone helps protect sailors and calm unruly seas.
Ready to string, this package contains one temporarily strung 15"–16" strand.