Indulge your eyes in these beautiful serpentine 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 faceted shape, measuring approximately 9-13 x 5-6mm, with holes measuring 1mm. Each strand is approximately 17" long. Serpentine is a special stone that has been valued since pre-historic times and has oftentimes been used in carvings and other ornamental objects. Serpentine is known in many cultures as associated with wisdom and is believed to imbue this quality. Multiple strands may be pictured. Each strand sold individually. Add these beads to your collection today!