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Ruby · Microfaceted · Round · 2.5mm, 3mm, 3.5mm

$8.95 $0.00
SKU 4RdRubRed2.5MF016

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Strand Length: approx. 15 inches.

100% natural microfaceted ruby beads.

Ruby, a variety of the mineral corundum, forms deep within the Earth under immense heat and pressure.  This intense environment causes aluminum and oxygen atoms to bond together, creating the crystal structure of corundum. The presence of trace amounts of chromium within the crystal lattice imparts the ruby's distinctive red color, ranging from pinkish to deep crimson hues.

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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.

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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