K253ID · Idocrase Gemstone Beads

Retail price: $50.50/strand

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Style: K253ID
Measurements (mm): Length: 8  Width: 5  Height: 3.5  (show inches)
Description: Idocrase Gemstone Beads. 8 x 5 mm to 11 x 8 mm, Faceted, Pear Shaped Briolette. 4" strand, or approximately 12 briolettes slightly graduated in size. Featured in Beadstyle, May 2011.

Idocrase, also known as Vesuvianite, is a fascinating gemstone first found on the volcano, Mt Vesuvius. Because it is formed in areas of high pressure and heat in contact with limestone, you get these beautiful earthy shades of green that have a mystery about them.

The beads pictured on the top are larger-than-life size to show detail. Those pictured on the strand are true-to-life size. Color and size may vary. These gemstones are handcut in India. See an explanation of different Gemstone Attributes.

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