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4mm Amethyst/Gold Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]

4mm Amethyst/Gold Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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Price per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 1
Item No. (bin): C025 (eia+e)

Style: C025
Beads per lot:
Cost per bead:
9 cents
Bead material:
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
3.5mm (long) x 4mm (wide) faceted bicones.
Translucent medium amethyst purple beads with a gold luster coating that is heavy on the gold (gold color, not real gold).  I used to call this color combination "amethyst gossamer", but I don't do that any more.
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.

To my eyes, the beads in the picture look a little too dark.  Also, the actual beads look "cleaner", meaning that both the amethyst color and the gold luster coating look more distinct from each other.  (Getting picture to perfectly represent what my eyes see is almost impossible.)  Keep in mind that the pictures are enlargements, and that the actual beads are very small.  You won't be able to see with your eyes all the details that you can see in the pictures.
Date first posted: September 6, 2011
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:

4mm Amethyst/Gold Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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