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Aquamarine · Microfaceted · Round · 4mm

$12.95
SKU 4RdAqu04MF053

Only 4 left

Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

100% natural aquamarine beads.

Aquamarine is a blue to blue-green member of the beryl family. With a Mohs hardness of 8, it is one of the harder gemstones and is often found exposed in nature after the surrounding softer rocks have eroded away. The high hardness of aquamarine makes it suitable for long-lasting and durable jewelry.

Most aquamarine forms within open cavities of magma chambers during the late stages of cooling, and it is commonly associated with granite. It also forms within the hydrothermal veins of metamorphic rocks. 

The first documented discovery of aquamarine took place in 1723 in the Adun-Chalon mountains of Siberia. Today, however, the gemstone is mined mostly in Brazil.

Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin roots ‘aqua’ meaning water and ‘marine’ meaning sea - seawater.

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March.

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Bead Count

Count of beads on a strand:

  • 2mm = 170 Beads
  • 3mm = 115 Beads
  • 4mm = 85 Beads
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually count may be greater or slightly less than stated.
Hole Size

Bead hole size ranges:

  • 2mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 3mm = 0.3mm to 0.5mm
  • 4mm = 0.5mm to 0.8mm
Note: These are general guidelines. The actually hole size may be slightly larger or smaller than stated.
Recommendations

For beads 4mm and smaller, it is recommended to start with stringing wires no larger than .013inch / .33mm. This will ensure a proper fit and in most cases allow for feeding of the wire tip back through the beads for a clean finish.

Elastic cords can be used with beads 4mm and larger, but it will not fit through most beads smaller than 4mm. It's recommended to use 0.5mm elastic cord.

These recommendations are intended to help guide you for a successful project. With time and experience you'll discover what works best for your designs.

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