Wholesale andalusite beads, body jewelry and pendants from Dream Factory Beads

Andalusite Beads

Andalusite is a common regional metamorphic mineral which forms under high pressure and/or temperature. Andalusite is a mineral, aluminum silicate, usually found in orthorhombic crystals of various colors. It is named after Andalusia, a province in Spain where it was discovered initially. A polymorph with two other minerals, kyanite and sillimanite, andalusite shares their chemistry but has a different crystal structure.

A unique variety of andalusite is called "chiastolite". It contains black or brown clay and/or carbonaceous material inclusioned in the crystal and arranged in regular symmetrical shapes. Andalusite is also pleochroic i.e. different colors in different directions. The best color play of andalusite is seen in fancy shapes, particularly rectangular cushion shapes: in round cuts, the colors blend together.

Andalusite is mined in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Owing to its color and durability, andalusite is appropriate for men's jewelry. The stone mineral "andalusite" was discovered for the first time in the Andaluscent town of Spain; it is from the name of the town that these beads derive their name. These beads are obtained in combination of two or more than two colors, like yellowish-green, or orange-brown. Andalusite stone beads are offered at wholesale prices from Dream Factory Beads and Pangaea Body Art. Beautiful natural shades of reddish-brown to golden-green can be seen in the beads. In the jewelry industry, these beads are in very high demand and are mainly found in three shapes, namely round, disk and cylindrical. These beads and bead minerals are mainly found in Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Wholesale andalusite beads, body jewelry from organics and pendants in silver, gold, copper and brass are available from Dream Factory Beads, Esoteric Adornments and Pangaea Body Art. The shapes for faceted beads, spirals, plugs, tunnels and pendants are handcrafted in Bali, China, India and the U.S.A.

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