As I intend to also use them with pearls, I hope I am not completely off topic here
Do any of you ladies out in the big world know of a good source for morganite beads? I am looking for the clear, transparent ones, preferably facetted, coins or roundelles.
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I did buy a couple of strands a while back. Big ones but not clear. They were from eBay. Really the only thing to do is to have a look on eBay and hope you get lucky with the quality ones you want. Most are dyed too. Finding good quality facetted with a half decent colour might be hard. Just look for Morganite, facetted, beads and then try Morganitee + rondelles + facetted & leave facetted out if you don't have any luck.
They do look good with pearls. Pearls and pink are a natural. Good luck. If I spot any I will let you know.
Just saw some really beautiful ones, everything you could want but a huge price on them - item no. 350473051886 this seller does sell quality beads but they are always expensive. At $495 a strand - wow. If you want them for resale forget it, I doubt there is any profit to be made there unless you have a customer with loads in their wallets.
Thanks Dawn and Wendy, rumour has it that morganite on eBya often is rosequartz or dyed quartz. I have a secret identity (da, da, daaaa) as energy sensitive (as in metaphysical) so quartz would not do the trick for me. They just don't feel right.
With clear, I mean transparant - sorry, wrong word. The ones I have are really too small to be pink. That's okay too, but I hate to use the last ones (with my new Akoya keishies) until I know where I can find more.
I have bought several strands from Gemphora, but they no longer have any. Dawn, the first link look about right - like the ones I have bought previously. I need to check to see if quartz is sold like that too.