These beads are approximately 5.5-7mm in size on a 14" strand. This listing is for one randomly selected strand.
Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect. The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown red, purple, yellow, cream, blue, or grey. Interesting fact; Aventurine is named after goldstone, a man-made stone, which was originally called "aventurine glass"! They gave it the name due to its similar schillar to the the man-made glass.
Mohs scale: 6.5-7
Locality: Most green and blue aventurine is found in India, while most other colors are found in Chile, Russia, and Spain.