This sterling-cored bead is made from the Fine Grey Granite of Sunapee, New Hampshire. The first beads in the American Bead Collection were originally cut from the center cut-out portions of the Sunapee Circles of Hope Ornaments. They hail from the bedrock of Sunapee, NH and are handcrafted by the artisans of Sunapee Graniteworks. They have a universal-sized sterling core. The fine grey granite bead is speckled in fine grey, black, and white coloring.