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Q.
What does "rec." mean when you are buying beads?
- Denise
A.
''Rec.'' is an abbreviation for reconstituted, which is a term describing stones made of small chips, powder and ground up low-grade stones bound together with an epoxy. The mix is then compressed into blocks and formed into beads or used as inlays within pendants.

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