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 an interesting chunk shape, measuring approximately 2-10 x 7-17 mm, with a stringing hole of about 1mm. Each strand is approximately 17" long. Each strand comes with approximately 90 beads. Jade is a special 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 unique beads to your collection today!