Bring gemstone style to your jewelry designs with these Dakota Stones beads. These beads have a rondelle shape with beautiful facets that shine from every angle. You'll love the way they catch the eye in your projects. They feature a deep emerald green color. Emerald has been prized and revered in many different cultures for over 6,000 years. It was sold in the markets of ancient Babylon in 4,000 BCE, worshipped by the Incas, and considered a symbol of eternal life by the Egyptians as well as being a favorite jewel of Cleopatra. Emerald is one of the four “precious” gemstones, the others being Diamond, Ruby and Sapphire. It is the green form of Beryl, colored by trace amounts of chromium and/or vanadium to range in hue from yellow to green to blue to green.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from piece to piece.