A truly gorgeous strand of African Greenstone Beads. The trader I bought these from (he is one of my favourites) called these beads ‘Amazonites’. I just fell in love with the richness of the greens and the feel of the heavy beads warming in my hands. Most of my research said that these beads are commonly referred to as Amazonite but more accurately as African Greenstone from Nigeria. But by whatever name they are really beautiful!
The strand is 32 inches long and strung on string. The largest bead is 24×22 mm. The smallest is 8mm. The beads are various shapes and colours with wear from their travels adding to their beauty.