Specialty Beads

Occasionally we come across really cool material that not a lot of local merchants carry. Some of that material is dinosaur bone,wampum,Himalayan Herkimer Diamonds, pietersite and Super Seven beads.  



Dinosaur Bone Beads

  1. Dino bone or gembone is around 150-200 million years old
  2. It is found in ancient river beds, conglomerates, sedimentary deposits and Morrison Clay.
  3. Most dinosaur fossils are found in the Morrison Formation which is a distinctive sequence of Upper Jurassic sedimentary rock that is found in the western United States.
  4. The cells are replaced with a variety of minerals such as chalcedony, calcite, hematite, iron, pyrite, marcasite, quartz and agate.
  5. Different minerals add different colors.
  • Iron adds red, orange, browns, and black
  • Sulfur adds yellow
  • Copper adds green and blue
  • Manganese adds pink and pastels
  • Silica causes white and gray


We carry a variety of shapes such as chips, center drilled nuggets, rectangles, ovals and heishi. Call for pricing and availabilty. 


Wampum is a traditonal shell bead of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of North America. The purple and white beads were woven in various patterns representing the tribes and exchanged as treaties.  The white beads are made from welk shell, and the purple is from the quahog or North Atlantic hard-shelled clam.

We carry the wampum shells in a 6mm roundel. Call for pricing and availabilty. 

Himalayan Herkimer Diamonds

Here is a cool fact about Herkimer diamonds; not only do they form naturally as double terminated crystals, some will contain bubbles of petroleum. You can shine a UV light on them and make the bubbles glow seen here. We sell strands and singles of this awesome variety of quartz. Some might have a bubble or two. 



A very rare stone that is only mined in two places; Hunan, China and Namibia, Africa. These beads are a mixture of hawk's eye and tiger's eye. The tiger eye and hawks are naturally cemented together by quartz creating a finished product with many hues and chatoyancy. 

Call for availability. 

Super Seven Beads

This stone is a fusion of seven other minerals:

  • Amethyst: for protection
  • Cacoxenite: for regeneration
  • Goethite: for grounding
  • Lepidocrocite: for intuition
  • Clear Quartz: to amplify other stones
  • Rutile: to strengthen energy flow
  • Smoky Quartz: to guard against bad luck

This stone harmonizes all chakras and increases understanding of yourself and your life path.

(Source: The Illustrated Directory of Healing Crystals, Cassandra Eason)


How to Find Us or To Order:

Thomason Stone Supply & Bead Store


4100 Menaul Blvd NE

Suite 1A

Albuquerque, NM 87110


Phone: 505-268-9934


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9:00 am To 5:00 pm


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