Each 15.5" strand features 47-48 8mm beads. This listing is for one randomly selected strand. These beads are matte.
Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope, is a mixture of quartz that occurs mostly as jasper or sometimes as chalcedony. Bloodstone is generally an opaque green jasper with red inclusions of hematite, though it may also be grey or brown. It occasionally features pyrite inclusions. The red inclusions may resemble spots of blood, hence the name bloodstone.
Mohs scale: 7
Locality: The main source of bloodstone is India, though smaller deposits can be found in Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Central Europe, and Scotland.
Please note that this is a stock photo from when I had more. You may not receive the exact strand shown.