You are absolutely going to love these polished Australian Chrysoprase faceted tube beads. The natural colors of these 10 x 8mm nugget beads are spectacular, lovely shades of green, white and brown with clarity from opaque to translucent. On a 16" strand, these precious Chrysoprase beads are each separated by a knot to prevent chipping. How nice. No two beads or strands are exactly alike in coloring, size or shape. Mined in Australia. Chrysoprase is prized for its rarity and opalescent apple-green color. Its name comes from Greek words chryso for golden and prason for leek. Chrysoprase is known for its strong healing powers and stimulation of ones creative forces. You are really going to love the natural mossy inclusions within these Chrysoprase nugget beads.