You’ve loved the fossilized wood beads that I recently introduced; so fascinating, they appear exactly like wood with all the markings and cellulose type patterns, but feel like stone. That’s because they are stone; ancient wood that has been infiltrated with silicon heavy deposits over thousands of years, leading to petrification. And they have the same fantastic matt finish, that makes them feel smooth as silk. So I’ve got some more in different sizes. First up is a cube bead, smaller than the original ones, in a 11-12mm, at $42 per strand. Same fantastic and fascinating colours and finish, just smaller and lighter. I also have the same shape but slightly bigger, at 17-18mm; very impactful. These are $50 per strand. Finally I have an 11-12mm square rondelle, and these are priced at $42 per strand. You can shop the collection here.
About Julia Aufenast
I am a Hong Kong based professional gemstone supplier and GIA graduate gemologist. I specialise in rose cut cabochons as well as standard cabochons, and I have a carefully nurtured reputation for high quality. Currently I carry mainly semi-precious stones and I also have a range of pearls in white and natural colours; strings and half-drilled, round and keshi. This blog is attached to my website - www.joopygems.com - and is where you'll find information about new arrivals in my shop, discounts and offers, as well as an opportunity to leave comments and feedback.