Purple Jade (dyed) 12mm Coin Beads

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These Jade beads are dyed to a dark purple colour. They are more opaque and slighter paler than the round beads in this range. Sold as temporary strung 40cm (approx) strands.

Legend - The name Jade is derived from the Spanish phrase "piedra de ijada" meaning "stone of the side" referring to the belief that jade could cure kidney ailments and hip problems. It was brought to Europe by the Portuguese who obtained it from their trading bases in China. Jade is fairly porous and can accept a variety of dyes. It is heat treated to remove water and expand pore spaces which gives a nice uniform colour. Properties - Believed to alleviate emotional hurt and trauma, bestowing inner peace. Description - These Jade beads are dyed to a dark purple colour. Translucent with an excellent polish. Sold as temporary strung 38cm (approx) strands.

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