These Blue Lace Agate Nugget Beads are:
Quantity: Fourteen beads (about 12″ long)
Shape: Chunky nugget shape with a glossy polish
Size: 18-30mm (average 20-25mm)
Quality: These are amazing stones. They are not perfect Blue Lace Agate Nugget Beads, which I think would actually detract from what makes these exceptional pieces. They have good (but not great) color, although they still have some pieces with more yellow than purple on the strand. There are some that are lighter, some darker, some translucent, some opaque, and all with that incredible, glossy polish.
These stones are large enough that they make nice focal stones, but are sold by the strand for statement pieces or coordinated sets. There is a mix of stone on the strand, in that some are more ‘lacy’ than others. But that is how mother nature works. no? Because they are a natural lace agate, there are bits of brown sometimes, and a couple of irregular areas where banding was left. I also noticed a couple of stones with an irregular drill hole – not many, but there were some, so be forewarned. At the same time, material like this isn’t always available, and I never know when I’ll be able to find more!
The stones in the image are the stones you’ll receive (i.e. all available strands can be seen in the images).