SIZE: 14x18mm (approx.)
DRILLED: Vertical, back to belly
STONE: Opalite (Manmade)
SHAPE: Ram, Bighorn Sheep
PACKAGE: 1 Bead
These manmade "quartz" glass beads are not pressed or molded, rather they are individually carved using the same lapidary techniques as gemstone beads.
OPALITE: in its natural form is composed mostly of Dolomite (opalized Fluorite) but often found with minerals such as Quartz and Chalcedony. Opalite is a beautiful, mesmerizing pinkish lavender that has a tendency to pick up other colors. Also called "Tiffany Stone", "Ice Cream Opal" and "Opal Fluorite". However, much of the inexpensive Opalite available on the jewelry market is actually a manmade quartz glass of gemstone quality that mimics the chemical compound found in natural earth formed stones. Also referred to as "Sea Opal", manmade Opalite is a translucent milky white, featuring a subtle color play of purple, blue, orange and yellow under the light.
Opalite is said to have calming properties that helps one to relax and sleep. It is also believed to help clarify underlying issues that interferes with your concentration and attention so that you can find resolution.
*Information regarding gemstone lore and metaphysical properties has been compiled from various sources and is for entertainment purposes only. No claims or promises are expressed or implied.*