Gemstones

Gemstone Meaning: The difference between natural, synthetic, and simulated gemstones

Natural: As their name suggests, natural gemstones are those that occur in nature. Since natural gemstones are often far from perfect when it comes to colour or clarity, these features are often enhanced by using heat, chemicals, irradiation, or laser treatment.

Synthetic: Contrary to what many people think, synthetic gemstone does not mean fake. Synthetic or reconstructed gemstones are created in a labratory under high pressure by using the same compounds that make up natural gemstones. They are identical to their natural counterparts in terms of chemical composition and physical properties.

Simulated: Simulated gemstones are made of glass or resin and resemble the appearance of a natural gemstone but do not have the same chemical and physical properties.

10mm Amazonite Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Amazonite Size: 10mm (1.2mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Amazonite Matte Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Matte Amazonite Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm B.C. Jade Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Canadian BC Jade Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Black Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Black Agate Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Black Striped Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Black Striped Agate, dyed Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These...
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10mm Blood Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Blood Agate Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Bloodstone Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural African Bloodstone Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Blue Goldstone Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Blue Goldstone Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Blue Striped Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Blue Striped Agate, dyed Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These...
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10mm Brown Snowflake Obsidian Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Brown Snowflake Obsidian Size: 10mm (1.2mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Carnelian Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Carnelian Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Chrysocolla Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Chrysocolla, dyed (synthetic). Colour may vary from green to blue. Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35...
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10mm Citrine Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Citrine, dyed and heated (synthetic) Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These...
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10mm Crazy Lace Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Crazy Lace Agate Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Dalmation Jasper Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Dalmation Jasper Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Fire Cherry Quartz Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Fire Cherry Quartz Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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10mm Fluorite Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Fluorite Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads are...
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10mm Fuchsia Striped Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Natural Fuchsia Striped Agate, dyed Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These...
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10mm Garnet Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Grade B Garnet Beads Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone...
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10mm Gold Lace Agate Gemstone Beads 15-16" Strand
Gemstone Beads Style: Gold Lace Agate Size: 10mm (1mm hole) Qty/Pkg: Approx 35 pieces per strand Description: These gemstone beads...
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