These are not your mother’s beads. They are not glass or plastic; they are natural gemstone crystals that have been cut, polished and drilled to make necklaces. They are typically cut from gem material that is translucent and has natural inclusions or even opaque, then polished with facets, or into smooth shapes or even pebbles. The fascination here is that they are real gemstones and most of the necklaces contain hundreds of carats and are often quite valuable. We typically string them using interchangeable clasps of gold, silver and stainless steel with diamonds.

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