Jasper, Dragon Blood, Heishi, 4x2mm. This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long.
4x2mm strands have 145 to 150 pieces.
Dragon Blood Jasper is actually not a Jasper, and also known as Dragon Stone. The distinctive green color is from the epidote mineral, and the red color is from piemontite. Dragon Blood Jasper is a fantastically patterned stone that can feature deep red tones joined with a combination of forest green hues. It is found in Western Australia and Brazil.
Jasper is a member of the chalcedony family. It is usually an opaque stone with a solid color or an irregular display of colors caused by various mineral impurities. Its colors are usually red, yellow, brown, or green in color and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron inclusions. It often contains an abundance of impurities, and therefore some regard it as a rock instead of a mineral. Patterns arise during the consolidation process forming flow and depositional patterns in the original silica rich sediment or ash. The Jasper name means "spotted or speckled stone".
Jasper is known to have been a favorite gem in the ancient world; its name can be traced back in Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Assyrian, Greek and Latin. Jasper in mentioned many times in the Bible. Green Jasper was used to make bow drills between 4th and 5th millennium BC.
This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling, and polishing.
The source of these beads is Brazil and they are cut, drilled and polished in China.