Add gemstone style to your next design with these beads from Dakota stones. These beads are perfectly round in shape and feature a versatile size that you can use in all kinds of designs. These beads would look wonderful in matching necklace and bracelet sets. Their large stringing hole makes these beads great for use with thicker stringing materials.
The name originates from the town of Larvik, Norway where this type of igneous rock is found. Legend has it that it came to the world’s attention in the 1890s when a local geologist saw it glimmering in the moonlight and recommended that it be submitted as a representative stone from Norway to the World’s Fair in Germany. It won 1st price and has been used ever since in sculpture, jewelry, and architecture. It is not a granite, rather a feldspar-rich igneous rock. Mined in Norway.
Because gemstones are natural materials, appearances may vary from bead to bead.