These genuine Hemimorphite beads are:
Quantity: about 65+ beads (15″ strand)
Shape: Smooth round sphere beads
Quality: These Hemimorphite beads are about a grade A to AA. These were a special purchase many years ago. My supplier told me that he had bought the entire lot of rough in this color and had it all cut into these beads. I bought all of it (those were the days, eh?). So if you want this color & this quality – you’ve got to come to me, because I have all of it! It is such an unbelievable color of blue – like those brilliant Peruvian Blue Opals you don’t see much any more.
It’s translucent, and there is some variation of color within each strand as there are a couple of opaque, lighter color, included stones here & there – but the majority of them are translucent, smooth, shiny, and make me feel like yelling “& THEY ARE MINE! ALL MINE!!!!!”
Which they are… for now.