This informational glossary section is devoted to educating our customers on the products we carry here at Artbeads.com. If you have ever wondered what a certain gemstone is made of or what certain material terms mean, this is the section to check! We want our customers to fully understand and enjoy what we have done here on the website with products and correct, current information. For more information, visit our Q&A section for answers on certain questions. We hope you enjoy your beading and embellishment adventures and invite you to learn more about the components you are using in them.