The original 5 precious stone Trollbeads, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Aventurine, Smoky Quartz, Labradorite and Ruby were released in the Fall of 2008 and once more gave proof that Trollbeads is the leader in bead creation and for producing beads in a myriad of materials. Beautifully faceted, each of these stones has special attributes from giving strength, energy and bliss to absorbing sadness. Subsequent releases have been added to the faceted collection giving us Black Onyx and Amazonite. Additions in 2009 were made in Snowflake Obsidian and Rose Quartz, in smooth round finishes. The next addition introduced Jade in soft greens and yellows. In 2011 the faceted Milky Quartz bead was introduced and is a great white bead.