Dating back thousands of years ago, Chrysoprase gets its bright apple-green hue from trace amounts of nickel, and its color is naturally occurring!
The name is the Latin term for “water of the sea”. Aquamarine is a transparent to translucent stone ranging from cerulean blue to light blue in higher grades.
The stone was often used to decorate goblets and wine vessels. It was also known as a "gem of fire" because its worth and value was as much as a diamond in ancient times.
Prehnite is translucent to transparent, in colors from light green to yellow green to olive, with occasional inclusions of Black Tourmaline that crisscross the stone in fibrous patterns.
Its name stems from its pink appearance (as well as the inclusions sometimes looking like strawberry seeds!) and the hues of pink can range from light pale pink to a deep rosey red-pink.
Orange Garnet is a bright and vivid stone with deep oranges and golds. With Dakota Stones, our larger sized beads beautifully show more inclusions within the stone, and our smaller sized beads are generally more translucent and solid colored!