Red Hematoid Quartz, Natural, Faceted Rice Beads, One 6x8mm Strand

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Red Hematoid Quartz, Natural, Faceted Rice Beads, One 6x8mm Strand. 

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

6x8mm rice bead strands about 40 pieces.

Red Hematoid Quartz is a type of Quartz that has Hematite inside its natural crystal structure.  It is also commonly referred to as fire quartz or Red Hematite in Quartz.  The presence of Hematite gives Red Hematoid its colors. It can be found in a range of colors from pale yellow and brown to the more common red. Hematoid Quartz can be found in various locations around the world, but most often it's mined in Brazil.

Hardness 7 

These beads are cut, drilled and polished in China.

Heating is a very common form of enhancement and is used to affect desired alterations of color and/or clarity.  Heating can also be used to lighten or darken a stone.  Heat is one of the conditions that cause gems to form, whether in the ground or in a lab.  Heating occurs during natural gem formation.  But heating applied to the stone after gem formation is an enhancement.