Quartz Beads

Quartz beads are made from the most common mineral on earth, actually a class of minerals, rather than a single mineral, scientifically known as silicates. Consequently, the variety found in the quartz family is vast. Amethyst, citrine, smokey quartz, and rose quartz are among the most popular quartz varieties for use in jewelry making. However, gemstone beads of agate, chrysoprase, chalcedony, and jasper are also quartz. The differentiation is their crystaline structure. Quartz is a mineral, while quartzite is a rock composed of many interlocking grains of quartz. Aventurine is a quartzite.

The term quartz is often misused when it comes to gemstone beads. For example, "cherry quartz" is actually a manmade material (glass) created to imitate a natural quartz with red rutiles called "strawberry quartz." Another common mistake is to call smoky quartz "smoky topaz." Topaz is a natural mineral, but smoky quartz is not the same mineral as topaz.

The color range of quartz is wide, but clear or milky are the most common natural colors. Consequently, quartz is often dyed to create a colored material. However, since quartz is not very porous, the dye can be washed off leaving the material clear once again.

common treatments: often dyed
special care: Avoid impact, as quartz has a tendency to be brittle. (If dyed, avoid liquids or contact with light colored clothing or skin.)
hardness: 7 (rutilated quartz 6-6.5)


Reconstituted Aqua Quartz Faceted Round 4mm Beads
Reconstituted Aqua Quartz Faceted Round 4mm - QZAR0003
Something one would imagine on a bridesmade, these faceted reconstituted aqua quartz 4mm beads offer a bright aqua blue in a very sparkling bead. Cut in China, strands are approximately 15 inches. (manmade) 1 strand per package
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Rose Quartz Faceted Briolette
Rose Quartz Faceted Briolette - QZOD0001
Faceted rose quartz briolettes measure approximately 7mm - 8mm in width. If you are looking for something pastel, delicate, and feminine, look no further, these beads are it. Hand cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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Rose Quartz Faceted Flat Briolette
Rose Quartz Faceted Flat Briolette - QZOD0002
Faceted rose quartz flat briolettes measure approximately 8mm - 9mm in width. These beads are beautifully transparent, and take rose quartz to a whole new level of beauty. Hand cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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Rose Quartz Faceted Pillow Beads
Rose Quartz Faceted Pillow - QZOP0001
The delicate pink of rose quartz combines with a sleek faceted 8mm x 12mm pillow shape creating a lovely bead. Produced in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rose Quartz Puff Heart 8mm Beads
Rose Quartz Puff Heart 8mm - QZOW0002
These little pink 8mm hearts are most delicate and dainty. Cut in China, strands are approximately 15 inches. (may be dyed) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $8.65
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Rose Quartz Round 10mm Beads
Rose Quartz Round 10mm - QZOR0006
You'll love these fabulous 10mm round rose quartz beads. They are very uniform in size and made of grade A stone. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rose Quartz Roundel 10mm Beads
Rose Quartz Roundel 10mm - QZOU0001
These 5mm x 10mm roundel rose quartz beads offer a feminine rose pink in a substantial sized roundel. Produced in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rose Quartz Twisted Tube Beads
Rose Quartz Twisted Tube - QZOK0001
The swirling shape of these twisted tube rose quartz beads is echoed by the soft pink color in a most feminine chorus. The strands are approximately 15 inches long. (may be dyed) 1 strand per package
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Rutilated Quartz Large Nuggets
RuTilated Quartz Large Nuggets - QZEK0001
These rutilated quartz nuggets vary in size quite a lot, but on average, their diameter range is about 14mm - 20mm. Don't you just love those golden rutiles? Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rutilated Quartz Small Nuggets
RuTilated Quartz Small Nuggets - QZEK0002
These rutilated quartz nuggets vary in size quite a lot, but on average, their diameter range is about 7mm - 10mm. Don't you just love those golden rutiles? Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Sky Quartz 4mm Round - QZDR0001
Just a touch of a slightly cloudy sky is offered by these sky quartz (blue aventurine) 4mm round beads. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Sky Quartz 6mm Round - QZDR0004
These 6mm sky quartz (blue aventurine) round beads are a ready partner for blue denim, but also can be used in pastel or patriotic color schemes with ease. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Sky Quartz 8mm Round - QZDR0003
Imagine a cloudy day with bits of rich royal blue peeking through and you have the idea of these 8mm sky quartz (blue aventurine) round beads. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Sky Quartz Chips - QZDA0001
Sky quartz, also known as blue aventurine, is a dusky blue mottled with rich royal blue for a perfect blue jeans partner. Double length strands are approximately 36 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Sky Quartz Roundel 8mm Beads
Sky Quartz Roundel 8mm - QZDU0001
These 8mm roundel sky quartz beads are also known as blue aventurine. Produced in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Smokey Quartz Briolette Beads
Smokey Quartz Briolette - QZS03
These smokey quartz briolette cut beads are a faceted teardrop that has been side drilled at the narrow end. They vary in size, but length ranges from 9mm to 13mm. One package will make a strand of approximately 7 inches. These are quite dark to medium ta
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Smokey Quartz Faceted 5mm Beads
Smokey Quartz Faceted 5mm - QZEU0001
These dark smokey quartz buttons are faceted in India in the style that is known as Israeli cut, which provides much extra sparkle. The cool deep brunette color of these beads is amazingly intense for such a small size, just 5mm. The strands measure app
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Smokey Quartz Faceted Oval Beads
Smokey Quartz Faceted Oval - TZGV0001
These smokey quartz faceted oval beads are made of top quality stone, simply gorgeous. They are top third side drilled. They vary in size a little, but most are approximately 6mm x 8mm. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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Snow Jade Round 4mm Beads
Snow Jade Round 4mm - QZTR0002
These 4mm plain round snow jade beads are not really jade, but white quartz. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Ruby Quartz 6mm Heishi Beads
Ruby Quartz 6mm Heishi - QZJT0001
Think very dark rose quartz, and you will have an idea of this stone. It is a deep mauve pink that blends beautifully with plum jade or mauve pearls. The 6mm heishi beads were cut in China. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 stran
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Snow Jade 6mm Roundel - QZTU0001
These 6mm snow jade roundels are more likely to be quartz than actual jade, but our suppliers call a lot of stones jade that are really something else. It's not that they lie, it's that the Chinese definition of jade does not match our scientific definit
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Tourmalinated Quartz Triangle - QZKG0001
Tourmalinated quartz is always interesting, but the triangle shape of these beads makes it even more so. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $5.35
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Smokey Quartz 8mm Faceted Coins - QZER0001
Some call this stone smoky topaz, but it's more correctly named quartz. These faceted coin shaped beads have a certain mystery about them. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rose Quartz Round 6mm Beads
Rose Quartz Round 6mm - QZOR0004
These 6mm round rose quartz beads are quite transparent with a minimal amount of the opaque white often found in this stone - simply beautiful. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Rock Crystal Faceted Onion Briolette - QZVD0001
When glass simply won't do, you need these clear rock crystal faceted onion briolettes that measure approximately 8mm around the fattest part. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $1.97
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Bear Quartz Faceted 8mm Coin - QZER0002
These 8mm faceted bear quartz coin shaped beads are a lovely transparent pale semi-yellowish smokey color that acts like a perfect neutral when blending together with other stones. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $2.20
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Faceted Bear Quartz Cube - QZUM0001
These 8mm bear quartz faceted cubes are a lovely smokey yellow that resembles citrine, but with a taupe undertone. One could say, technically, they are smokey quartz. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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