It is amazing to note details about the precious and semi-precious gemstone beads and facts related to their existence. We are aware some gemstones are precious and natural while others are semi-precious as they are treated so as to bring them at par with other gemstones. The main purpose of all this exercise is to use these in jewelry. One such gemstone is Rhyolite, which contain tint of green (both light and dark). It is an outcome of volcanic rock and includes chalcedony as well.
Geologist has described this gemstone as granite having shades of brown, grey or reddish, which erupts at 700 to 850 degrees Celsius or 12920 to 15620 Fahrenheit and after cooling down it got its new color? Various facts disclose that this gemstone have been established in abundance in the island of Komodo and its other surrounding islands.
The name of this gemstone has origin from the Greek word Rhyz which signify "stream of lava". Rhyolite has some other names like orbicular jasper, Rainforest Jasper and also Australian Rainforest Jasper. In Australia Rhyolite beads are known as ryolite, which got its name from the Greek word “rhyx”. You can also find other incidence of this gemstone in several other parts of the world also. The stone is also common in South Western and western parts of the United States. Due to the presence of different band colors and clearly visible speckled insertion which helps in setting rhyolite beads apart from other gemstone beads.
When used in jewelry Rhyolite beads offer different visuals, panorama, beautiful bands, like flow banding, bubbles and appealing shades, all these natural designs illustrate how this gemstone erupted in nature.
Rhyolite beads have also interesting history to its credit. Various historical facts show that Egyptian kings were using this bead in variety of their symbols. For example, many of different pieces were embedded in their breast plates. While other facts depict that even Native Americans used to call rhyolite beads as “rain bringer” and were using them during rain attracting ceremonies.
Rhyolite beads can easily fit into any necklace and pendant effortlessly. There are various designs available, in which you can find this bead’s inclusion. For example in a 17” long necklace you can use oval rhyolite beads or camouflage gasper beads along with Czech glass beads with a copper “s” clasp, this can further be molded to form a fabulous necklace par at excellence. Choose the matching earring having rhyolite beads to make the evening at a party, terrific.