Every gemstone beads have their own usage in jewelry making. No matter which stone family it belongs, gemstone beads play a vital role in creating remarkable jewelry. If you are a collector of gemstones and jewelry you might have come across various gemstone beads on a wide range of varieties. For example in pendants, earrings, rings and necklaces you have been noticing that gemstone beads come in different shapes and sizes. For example, there are small hole gemstone beads besides, large hole gemstone beads. Every hole in gemstone beads has its own usage. For example, every jewelry crafter would tell you that large hole gemstone which has a diameter of 3mm can without any hassles fit in almost all established brand name chains including identical bangles, bracelets and necklaces. If you search around, you can easily find large hole beads in almost every material viz., crystal, glass, silver, acrylic etc.
Not much potential information is available regarding the ancient usage of large hole gemstone beads availability. But one thing is clear that ancients were using gemstones in the past for several reasons as tools and for healing purposes. However, through excavations from historical sites, archaeologists were able to come across some crystal stones having holes in them. From research, archaeologists established that some of the stones include natural occurring of holes while some information pertains that the large holes were drilled through these gemstones.
With the coming up on new technology you are at liberty to drill large holes into beads so as to make your own distinctive beads, but you should know the art of drilling the gemstones, after taking into consideration the properties of a particular gemstone bead, as gemstones could be hard or soft according to its substance. For example, if you intend to have a hole on a gemstone which is not hard like lapis lazuli with a hardness of 5 to 6 Mohs hardness or a fluorite with a hardness of 4 Mohs, you can come out large hole gemstone bead.
The holes are generally larger at the entry points; moreover at times, holes can’t be of the same diameter. When you choose larger hole gemstone beads you have to think about the total weight of the beads also as most of the people intend to wear heavier jewelry while others lighter beads necklace. When checking around you will find that lamp-work glass beads are a great source of large hole beads. Lastly at reputed jewelry stores, you will find all gemstones includes ‘A’ grade gems and are perfectly drilled and contain large hole gemstones beads you can boast off.