3mm Smooth Ruby Gemstone Bead String Description:
Bead, Jablonex® Czech fire-polished glass, ruby red, 10mm faceted round. Sold per 16-inch strand.
These beads, imported from the Czech Republic, are machine faceted, then polished by glazing inside a red-hot oven. This gives them beautiful, glistening colors with a "softer" look and a smoother feel at a considerably lower price than the machine- polished Austrian crystal. They are temporarily strung in 16-inch strands or equivalent in loose beads. Slight imperfections are to be expected and add to the allure of these much sought after beads.
What is ruby?
A Ruby is a pink to blood red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The common red color is caused mainly by the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. It is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond.
Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color. The brightest and best "red" called pigeon blood red, commands a huge premium over other rubies of similar quality. After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions will indicate the stone has been treated one way or another. Cut and carat (size) also determine the price.
Source: Australia, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, USA (Montana)
Birthstone: September (Alternate: Lapis)
The name "Sapphire" (Saphir French or German, Zafir Spanish, Zaffiro Italian) is originally derived from Greek (sappheiros), the Sanskrit word sanipruja ("dear to Saturn"), and the Hebrew word sappir, meaning gem. The biblical Sapphira was a woman who was executed by God for lying. The oldest Sapphire mines are situated in Ceylon, or Sri Lanka.
About Our 3mm Smooth Ruby Gemstone Bead String:
Smooth red ruby gemstone bead string : shape : Beads
5mm round cut smooth red ruby gemstone bead string : Size : 5mm
5mm smooth red ruby gemstone bead string : type : Smooth Ruby
Red ruby gemstone bead string : No of Beads : 160 beads on a string
Red ruby gemstone bead string : length : 16 inches long
5mm round cut smooth red ruby gemstone bead string : Color : Red
All beads are sold per strand,
Bead strands are 16 inches; cushion cut and drops are usually 8 inches.
Size of beads (Does not apply to ruby drops)
2mm=size of aavalu (mustard seed)
3mm=size of sabudana (tapioca)
4mm=size of whole black peppar
5mm=size of kala chana (chickpeas)
6mm=size of frozen peas
10mm=size of blueberry
Extract from wikipedia.org