Sapphire, Mix2, Natural, 3mm Faceted Strand

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Sapphire, Mix2, Natural, 3mm Faceted Strands are 15 to 16 inches long.

 

 

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, consisting of aluminum oxide with trace amounts of elements such as iron, titanium, chromium, vanadium, or magnesium. It is typically blue, but natural "fancy" sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors. Red corundum stones are called rubies and is generally caused by traces of chromium.  

 

Significant sapphire deposits are found in Australia, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United States (Montana) and Vietnam.

 

Sapphire is the state gemstone of Montana.

 

 

 

Hardness 9

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.