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Our beautiful Azurite Beads boast of unique blue-green blends guaranteed to add a touch of aesthetic variability and appeal to any jewelry or crafts project. From vintage to modern, these azurite beads can create or complement any style you have in mind. Not only are they striking focal pieces, these magnificent gemstone beads have a history as rich as their color. We understand that buying beads online should be affordable, so we buy beads in volume, making the Bead Traders the place to get the best beads and beading supplies at a low price, every day.

3mm Azurite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 145 pieces

3mm Azurite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 145 pieces

$15.00

3mm Azurite faceted rondelle beads 13 inch 145 pieces are approximate measurements and counts.


Azure Blue

Azurite is such an ancient stone that its very name has come to mean ‘blue’. Pliny the Elder mentioned azurite in his Natural History as ‘kuanos’, which means ‘deep blue’ and is also the root for the Latin word ‘caeruleum’ and the English word ‘cyan’, both of which are synonyms for ‘blue’. Because of their deep blue color, azurite beads have long been connected with the sea and the sky.

Copper Indicator

The blue color of azurite beads comes from the presence of copper. As a matter of fact, azurite is found along with copper ore, and is considered an indicator of the presence of copper in that area. It is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli, another blue mineral which is sometimes found in the same area.

Blue Green Beads

Azurite beads are so strikingly beautiful that they are best used as focal pieces for pendants or as a full string for a bracelet or necklace. The dark blue color flecked with green is perfect all by itself, or these beads can be combined with small chips of other gemstones for contrast. Azurite is a soft mineral and can’t take heat, so large azurite beads such as cabochons need to be set using low temperature techniques.

Pigment

Another use for azurite is to grind it into a powder which will give a blue pigment. Depending on how finely it was ground and what it was mixed with, azurite was used to create many different colors of blue. It was the predominant pigment used in oil paintings in the Middle Ages, probably because azurite was mined in France and Germany, and lapis lazuli, another source of blue pigment, came from the Middle East.

Healing Properties

The brilliant blue of azurite beads is thought to have a transformative quality to improve communication, intuition, creativity and inspiration. Some people use azurite to open the third eye chakra during meditation.

Three Part Pledge

the Bead Traders’ Three-Part Value Pledge ensures that you get the best beads for your money. Customers benefit from our practice of bulk buying with low prices. Every bead we sell is inspected for quality, and if we have to make a substitution, you will always receive beads of better quality than the ones you originally ordered. Come to the Bead Traders for all your gemstone needs.

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