These Faceted Aquamarine nugget beads are:
Quantity: about 16+ beads (one 8″ strand)
Shape: Step cut faceted rough nugget briolette drop shape
Quality: I’m going to have to call these faceted Aquamarine nugget beads an A grade – although Moss Aquamarine is supposed to have mossy inclusions, these stones have some moss without being dramatic. They are very unique, interesting stones – while they are natural nuggets, they are broadly faceted (I know, this is contradictory – I’ll try to explain). While they are natural nugget shaped (somewhat) they have broad faceting on some of the faces (some have a rough surface left on them though). The center stone is large and beautiful and has a natural mineral appearance. The color is a classic aquamarine in that it is almost blue but almost green – and although it is kind of light, it is still obviously aquamarine.
I think they are actually perfect in how they’ve been cut & designed – the more rustic included chunky appeal of the stone is highlighted by the broad step cut & the nugget drop shape. These aren’t stones that should have been cut with precise microfaceting to show off their clarity and brilliance – they should be cut to show off the unique beauty of the stone – which they do nicely. These guys are well cut, and as you can see they are not a clear bright blue, but a chunky, included, yellow-green-blue-brown-mix of aquamarine colors. I love them for the shape & facet – as well as the petite size – they pack a lot of boldness into a smaller stone!
Like it or not, when you tell people it’s genuine aquamarine, their eyebrows will go up & they will have another look – they can’t help it.
The beads in the image are the beads you will receive.