GENUINE NATURAL PHOSPHOSIDERITE HUMAN SKULL CARVING BEAD ~ Handmade in Bali Item # : 420 0190 Type of carving : Genuine natural Phosphosiderite gemstone human skull carving / focal bead Design : Human skull bead without lower jaw Material : Genuine natural Phosphosiderite Amount : 1 (one) single piece The photos in the description of these beads are stock photos. You will receive 1 (one) piece from our stock which is equal and from the same production lot. Gemstone weight : approx. 0.90 – 1.00 grams = 4.50 – 5.00 cts Size : Height: approx. 10.32 mm Width: approx. 8.89 mm Depth: approx. 10.80 mm All measurements are taken at the widest points Drilling : This skull carving is fully drilled vertically from top to bottom with an approx. 1.10 mm diameter drill hole. You will receive this piece loose / not strung. This is not a ready to wear piece of jewelry. Color of gemstone : Beautiful shades of pinkish orchid purple Origin of gemstone : Chile Origin of carving : Hand-carved by Balinese master-craftsmen Quality of carving : New and excellent Treatment : None ~ 100 % natural stone and natural color Gemstone quality : Opaque stone with just minor natural inclusions Luster : Exquisite silken polish PHOSPHOSIDERITE : ~ Chemical Formula: Formula: Fe3+PO4·2H2O ~ Hydrated Iron Phosphate. Phosphosiderite has the most amazing purple Orchid color. The finest grade gemstones currently come from Chile and it is a perfect choice for use in jewelry. Phosphosiderite is a naturally occurring form of iron phosphate, it has also been known as Metastrengite although this term is now virtually obsolete. Phosphosiderite is composed of phosphorous and iron oxide hence its name, the first syllable PHOSPHO from phosphorous and the second from the Greek ‘SIDERos’ meaning ‘iron’. It is said to be also known as ‘piedrea voga’ meaning pink stone, and ‘la rosa voca’ meaning pink rock. Phosphosiderite has also been found in Germany, USA, Portugal and Argentina. Phosphosiderite is a colorful and fascinating material. Being graded 3.5 to 4 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness means it must be treated with care. Remarks : Don’t miss this opportunity to own this beautiful hand-carved gemstone skull bead Our photographs have been enlarged to show details. Most details shown in the large image are actually not visible to the naked eye. We have made the image as close as possible to the original item when viewed on our screen. Depending on the viewers monitor settings, these items may appear a few shades lighter or darker in comparison to the original object. Why Shop with AGUSTUS-Collection » eBay Seller since the Year 2000 » Very high Approval Rating » Outstanding Collection » Custom Orders & Wholesale » Free Shipping for purchases over US$ 500 » Combine Shipping for 10 days » Secure Packing & Shipping Services » Secure Payment » Items are guaranteed as described » Clear Return Policy » Fast Support Response » Outstanding Customer Service Images sell!Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingAttention Sellers – Get TemplatesImage Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com.