Indulge your eyes in these beautiful jade beads brought to you from the mountainous wilds of Afghanistan. The mineral rich landscape of Central Asia has been a source of treasured stones for at least three millennia. These delightful, handcrafted gemstone beads come in a special cylinder shape, measuring approximately 9-11 x 6-7mm, with holes measuring < 1mm. Each strand is approximately 17" long. Jade is a special green stone that has been valued since pre-historic times and has oftentimes been used in carvings and other ornamental objects. Jade is known in many cultures as a symbol of wisdom and peace and is believed to imbue these qualities. Add these beads to your collection today! Multiple strands pictured. Each strand sold individually.