AGALMATOLITE (Padogite) BEADS
APPROX 15 INCHES
It is also called Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper and Emperor Jasper, and it hails from China, Madagascar and South Africa.
Padogite is the name of a stone used by Chinese artisans for carving pagodas and similar objects. Usually soft and sometimes soapy, it can be a greyish green or greyish yellow colour. Names also used in this context are agalmatolite.