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15mm Tanzanite Purple Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5] (see Comments)

15mm Tanzanite Purple Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $5.00
Lots Available: 11
Style No. (bin): C035 (eia~)

Style: C035
Beads per lot: 5
Cost per bead: $1.00
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 15mm (from tip to tip) x 9mm (wide) crystal teardrops with the hole running sideways through the narrow end.  These are Preciosa-brand cut-crystal beads, not fire-polished beads.
Colors/description: Translucent bluish purple.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: These are high-quality cut-crystal beads.  Despite that, some beads may have a few small nicks at the edges of some facets.  I am inspecting the beads individually, and I am eliminating beads that have larger nicks, but I am not eliminating beads that have very small nicks.  If you are dissatisfied with the beads, please contact me.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are leaded-glass beads, but they pose no hazard to anyone.  These are "chameleon" beads, meaning that they change their color depending on the light source.  In daylight, they are a fairly dull grayish purple.  However, under my daylight-balanced fluorescent lamps at night, they are much more richly colored.  To make matters worse, they came out of my camera looking blue.  Since the beads aren't blue, I had to shift the color in my photo-editing program, and I got them looking a little like they look under the lamps at night.  However, the picture still isn't completely accurate.  I would say that the beads are lighter than the picture makes them look.  Also, they are (as I said) duller in daylight.
Date first posted: October 19, 2012
Supplier: C
Caleb's notes:  
15mm Tanzanite Purple Cut-Crystal Teardrop Beads [5] (see Comments)
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