Yes they are stones
Lori: Honey, look at these amazing beads I got today in the mail.
Joe: Oh wow. Cool. Who made those?
Lori: No one, they're stones!
Joe: No way, those can't be stones. They look ceramic.
Lori: Look at this other strand I got! Aren't they incredible?
Joe: Who made those? Those definitely aren't stones.
Lori: THEY ARE STONES!! Can you believe it!?
Joe: They can't be stones. They look man-made. That's pretty amazing.
My thoughts exactly. If I could marry a stone, it would be one of those handsome stones from the top photo. Just doesn't get any better than that!! Top stones are Noreena Jasper, the bottom stones are Utah Wonderstone.