1.) approx. size : 6 mm 2.) Quantity: 20 beads 3.) approx. weight : 6 grams = 30 carats 4.) This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo. 5.) Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
Note: The stones look pale yellow because they are smaller when compared to larger ones. The bigger, the more intense of the color.
~~~ One of the most varied and abundant minerals that Mother Earth loves to create.... it is a mineral found on every one of Her continents and in almost every color; a basket of decorated Earth "eggs" ~ meet Calcite!
There are well over 300 crystalline forms of Calcite that can produce thousands of variations and in a multitude of colors, indicating a most versatile stone.
Calcite gets its name from the Greek word "chalix" meaning "lime", for Calcite is the main component of Limestone. Through additional heat, pressure and time, Limestone then becomes Marble or Chalk through recrystallization. But all are basically composed of the Calcite mineral. Even seashells are composed of a layer of Calcite, as is the common egg. Eggs are more than 90% calcium carbonate, the bulk of the shell being made of small Calcite crystals. ~~~