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4mm Dark Red Bicone Cut-Crystal Beads [50]

4mm Dark Red Bicone Cut-Crystal Beads [50]
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Price per Lot: $3.50
Lots Available: 2
Item No. (bin): C002 (eia+c)

Style: C002
Beads per lot:
Cost per bead:
7 cents
Bead material:
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
3.5mm (long) x 4mm (wide) faceted bicones.
Translucent dark red (see my comments below).
Hole size:
1mm (estimated).
Defects: The beads appear to be in good shape.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are Preciosa cut crystal beads, not fire-polished beads.  These beads are the Czech equivalent of Swarovski beads.  The facets of these beads are much more perfect than you will find on fire-polished beads.

I'm not sure that my picture got the color right.  I take my pictures during the day in daylight, but then I fix up the pictures at night.  At night, under my daylight-balanced lamps, the beads appear very dark, like garnets.  But the pictures that came out of the camera showed the beads to be much lighter, a little like ruby red.  (However, ruby red is a somewhat fuchsia, which these are not).  What I did with my picture was I darkened it, but the beads are still not as dark as they appear to me.  You should not order these beads unless you will be satisfied with medium-dark red beads or very dark red beads.
Date first posted: August 30, 2011
Supplier: C
Caleb's notes:

4mm Dark Red Bicone Cut-Crystal Beads [50]
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