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Additional line of Labradorite and Obsidian Beads

(Grants Pass, Oregon)--Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®, America's Favorite Beading and Jewelry Supply Company®, is expanding the lines of labradorite, rainbow obsidian and golden sheen obsidian gemstone beads.

Labradorite and obsidian, in new larger sizes of flat round and oval beads, offer a blend of color with blue flashes. Each stone's natural sheen enhances the blended multicolored effect over a smooth broad surface. All beads are machine-cut, drilled and polished for consistent size and shape.
  • Labradorite is a feldspar with a mixture of blue-grey and grey-green colors with visible blue flashes. 6 to 6-1/2 on the Mohs hardness scale.
  • Rainbow Obsidian is a lightweight volcanic glass with iridescent properties, giving it a subtle cat's eye glow in sunlight. Every movement reveals a subtle sheen, with muted rainbow colors on the stone. Microscopic crystals and bubbles of mica in the volcanic glass create the multicolored effect. 5 to 5-1/2 on the Mohs hardness scale.
  • Golden Sheen Obsidian is volcanic glass, naturally formed when volcanic lava cools quickly. Air bubbles are periodically trapped inside the layers during the cooling process, creating a highly desired shimmer effect--the golden sheen. Colors may vary from grey to black. 5 to 5-1/2 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Known for exceptional customer service, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been the one-stop shop for jewelry-making wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists for over 38 years. The diverse product selection offers more than 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies. Go online to get your free copy of the 448-page, full-color Jewelry Maker's Catalog and browse e-catalogs for the feel of the catalog with the ease of the web!

Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists;
children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.

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