Price is per 16-inch strand of these unusual beads. About 24 square beads to the strand - each measures 9mm x 5mm.
Extraordinary new gemstone
Rainbow calsilica is a new material that makes amazingly striking, eye-catching colorful gemstone beads. The stone¡¯s dramatic variation in vivid colored bands and its short history attract attention everywhere.
Makes powerful jewelry
Lots of bright colors are great in summer jewelry, bringing bundles of energy to the wearer. If you make jewelry as a hobby or a living, you should defiantly use rainbow calsilica in some of your spring and summer designs. Its mysterious change of dramatic color and shape allows your imagination to run wild.
What is rainbow calsilica?
No two of these dramatic stones are alike - each has its own configuration of color and striping. Because of this, many people speculate whether calsilica occurs naturally or is manmade. Some say it¡¯s imported from Mexico in slabs. The truth is that this plastic-like gemstone is pulverized carbonate rock, artificially colored with pigments and then stabilized with a polymer.
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However, this beautiful material deserves at least the same respect as much-more expensive totally-natural gemstones. After all, most semi-precious beads are enhanced or altered in some way. It¡¯s well known the eye is attracted to bright colors and individual design ¨C so any jewelry make from these amazing new gemstone is sure to be popular.
Calsilica beads come in all shapes and sizes, as well as every color imaginable. The striking summer rainbow variety usually mixes bright red with yellow or blue for dramatic effect. Some have striped bands similar to agate ¨C others have their color in blotches like a Van Gough painting. And zebra calsilica is resembles the animal with characteristic black and white stripes. Try mixing the same style beads for a matching necklace, bracelet and earrings.