Light, natural, and absolutely unique. Found in the tropical Pacific, South Asia, and parts of East Africa, the Areca nut, or, "betel nut" is the seed of the Areca palm, a type of tropical palm tree. These seeds can be made into amazing beads, and are treated with wax for shine, and to make them strong enough for jewelry making and wearing. Each 16" strand has beautiful "bi-cone" shaped beads, with individual nuts measuring 8x6mm. Create unique designs with these rare and natural betel nut beads.