43cm strand (approximately 59 beads) of china new "jade" graduated faceted round beads. These strands are unique in that they are a collection of graduated faceted beads, starting from a 6mm and going through to a large 13mm centre bead. Simply restring, add a clasp and you have an incredibly elegant and easy necklace. China "jade" is a translucent dark mossy green coloured gemstone, believed to be the stone of self confidence. As with many descriptive forms of "jade", china "jade" is actually not one of the jades but rather serpentine. Please note that colours and sizes within semi-precious gemstones vary slightly from strand to strand.