Alashan, Agate, Natural, Smooth Round in sizes 4mm, 6mm, 8mm & 10mm. Priced Per Strand

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Alashan, Agate, Natural, Smooth Round.

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

4mm strands have 90 to 95 pieces.

6mm strands have 60 to 65 pieces.

8mm strands have 43 to 48 pieces. 

10mm strands have 33 to 38 pieces.

Agate is a common rock formation, consisting of chalcedony and quartz as its primary components, consisting of a wide variety of colors. Agates are primarily formed within volcanic and metamorphic rocks. Agate is sometimes called the earth’s rainbow because, in its various forms, the concentric bands in nature form nearly every color even a colorless form.

Alashan Agate is found in the Gobi Desert, which is in the Chinese part of Mongolia. Millions of years ago this area was an ocean. Then volcanic eruptions caused the creation of these Agates. Then they were buried in the sands of the Gobi Desert. Some say this Agate is a “relic” of the earth because it had been buried deep in the earth. In the desert, were exposed to extreme heat and cold and polished by the desert wind and sand. Alashan Agate comes in a variety of colors from pastels pinks and creams, grey to dark brown and orange.

Hardness 7

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing. 

The source of these beads is China and they are cut, drilled and polished in China.