Moonstone Rice Beads are a man-made stone bead with a translucent opaline color. These beads are man-made and as such are smooth and uniform in color. Moonstone is a great jewelry stone as it can pick up colors from your clothing (try moonstone against black). These beads are 16mm long and 6mm diameter and are thickest at the center tapering gently to the ends. Beads are drilled through the center along the long axis of the bead. These beads are smooth beads with a polished silky luster.
Rice Beads have a hole size that is approx 1.0mm - big enough for a 20 AWG wire but may be too small for an 18 AWG wire.
Strands are sold as temporarily strung. Strands are approximately 16" and can vary +/- 0.5".