The irregularly shaped tumbled sapphire-blue chalcedony nugget beads on this strand feature a range of medium-to-dark blue colors—each bead has a subtle, unique banding pattern, giving the strand a one-of-a-kind look. The beads vary in size from 17 x 13mm to 20 x 15mm. The nuggets look great when strung on their own in a necklace or bracelet, used individually as accent beads or when combined with complementary-color beads in necklace, earring, and bracelet designs.
A compact microcrystalline quartz, chalcedony (pronounced "cal-SID-nee") is a tough, durable stone that is ideal for carving, cabochons, and beads. Pure chalcedony is white; individual chalcedonies are labeled by the colors that come from trace minerals. Most varieties of chalcedony are dyed to enhance their color.
Ready to string, this package contains one temporarily strung 16" strand.