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​​​​​Stone Of The Month​


 25% off Strands for July 2018!

Wood Opalite


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Wood Opalite is a type of petrified wood that has been impregnated with the Silicon Dioxide commonly known as Opal. Wood Opalite occurs in a range of colors, primarily earth tones, including browns, grays, and creams. Petrified wood is created through a process called permineralization, which takes millions of years. When wood becomes covered with earth, decays and is exposed to mineral-rich water, mineral deposits can create stone in the place of the decaying wood. Through this process, all organic parts are replaced by minerals, while retaining the structure of the wood

Origin: Indonesia, USA
Mohs:6.5-7
AKA: Wood Opalite, Fossilized Wood, Agatized Wood

​​​​Bead Of The Month 

50% Off Select Strands for July 2018

Turquoise



Happy July Beaders! We are so excited about our turquoise strands being 50% off this month. If you are a turquoise lover or know someone who is, this is the month to stock up!
Turquoise is found in only a few places on earth: dry and barren regions where acidic, copper-rich groundwater seeps downward and reacts with minerals that contain phosphorus and aluminum. The result of this sedimentary process is a porous, semi-translucent to opaque compound of hydrated copper and aluminum phosphate.

Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. The delicate veining or mottled webbing in cream or brown is inherent to the stone, hints at the surrounding rock, and serves to enhance its character. Turquoise is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.

Origin:Iran, Afghanistan, Australia, Tibet, and the Southwest United States
Mohs: 5-6


The Bead of the Month selection frequently goes quickly, so stop by soon for the best selection. 50% off selected strands only.