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Black Spinel · Microfaceted · Round · 2mm, 3mm, 4mm

SKU 4RdSpiBla02MF003

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Strand Length: approx. 15.5 inches.

These natural Black Spinel beads have not been treated to enhance color or clarity in any way.

Spinel has a specific gravity of 3.6g/cm3, meaning that they are about 30% heavier than quartz. If you need something to add a little weight to your jewelry, this is it!

Spinel typically has a deep black color and a slightly metallic luster. And while more rare, it is also found in a variety of different colors ranging from translucent greys to pink. 

Spinel is found in a number of different locations around the world, including Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Australia. It is one of the harder stones rating an 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it ideal for long lasting jewelry that won't scuff or scratch over time.

Black spinel is also believed to have a number of metaphysical properties, including the ability to grounding and protection. As a result, the gemstone is often worn by people who are looking to encourage positive energy and ward off negative influences.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

High quality and the faceted colors are perfect in these beads

Absolutely stunning

These are beautiful beads. They catch the light from across the room. I have already made a lariat necklace with part of these and have gotten many compliments. Another hit, Tejas Beads!

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