Designer-quality beads are meticulously hand-cut and hand-polished one bead at a time for gorgeous, smooth edges. Until only 150 years ago, spinel was thought to be a ruby. Now classified as an individual mineral, spinel can look so much like rubies that many well-known gemstones assumed to be rubies are actually spinels. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items.
Beads>Grade B>SpinelBeadsGrade BSpinelBlacksRondelle2mmNaturalhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h202281geH202281GEBead, black spinel (natural), 4x1mm-6x2mm hand-cut rondelle, B grade, Mohs hardness 8. Sold per 8-inch strand, approximately 100-150 beads.//image4.fmgstatic.com/images/p2281geb.jpg43.7543.75As Low As $24.16 per strand