Birthstones

Below we have a list of traditional and modern birthstones. Some are hyperlinked to where you can find them in our online catalogue.
 
Month Primary Alternate
January Garnet Garnet
February Amethyst Amethyst
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
April Diamond Diamond/Crystal
May Emerald Emerald
June Pearl Moonstone or Alexandrite
July Ruby Ruby
August Peridot Sardonyx
September Sapphire Sapphire
October Opal Tourmaline
November Topaz Citrine
December Turquoise Tanzanite

 

Quantity of beads by size

The quantities below are approximate and can vary a little

Toho Seed Beads - sold in tubes
6/0 20 grams 310 beads
8/0 20 grams 750 beads
11/0 10 grams 1090 beads
15/0 5 grams 1265 beads
Treasures 11/0 (cylinder) 5 grams 1000 beads
Aiko 11/0 (cylinder) 5 grams 1000 beads
1.5mm cubes 10 grams 1072 beads
4mm cubes 10 grams  
 
Preciosa Czech Seed Beads
33/0 25 grams 54 beads
2/0 50 grams 250 beads
6/0 50 grams 600 beads
8/0 20 grams 870 beads
10/0 hank/45 grams 3500 beads
#2 bugle 10 grams 465 beads
30mm bugle 25 grams 90 beads

 

Beads strands
* Standard length of a strand is 15.5"

* Chip strands have a variety of sizes of chips on a strand. Some are all small beads (ex. Moonstone, Peridot and Tanzanite) and some are mostly larger beads (ex. Jaspers, Quartz and Agate). Strands range from 32"-36" with 290 to 565 beads

Bead Size

1”

6”

10”

15.5”

18”

20”

24”

36”

2mm

12

72

120

185

216

240

288

432

3mm

8

52

87

133

155

173

207

310

4mm

6

39

65

100

117

130

156

234

5mm

5

30

50

75

90

100

120

180

6mm

4

26

45

66

81

90

108

162

8mm

3

20

33

50

59

65

78

117

10mm

3

15

26

40

45

50

60

90

 
Standard design lengths

 

Women

Men

Bracelet

6-8”

9-11”

Anklet

9-10”

11-14”

Choker

16”

18”

Pendant Length

18”

20”

Matinee

20-24”

 

Opera

28-32”

 

Rope

40-48”