This orange-pink translucent feldspar gem has a spangled appearance (called 'schiller') from inclusions of tiny, flat copper scales within the crystal. Relatively new as a gemstone, sunstone is valued for its optical effects and rich, warm color.
Our teardrop sunstone beads are side-drilled across the top and faceted on both sides. They make lively accents for wire wrapped jewelry, or earring and necklace components.
Approximately 56 - 57 beads in 7" strand. Hole size approximately .50mm. Beads sold strung on .30mm (28-29 gauge) beading wire. Because these gemstone beads are shaped and faceted by hand, they can vary slightly from the size ranges given.