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8mm Sapphire Blue Faceted Cathedral Beads [25]

8mm Sapphire Blue Faceted Cathedral Beads [25]
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Price Per Lot: $3.70
Lots Available: 7
Style No. (bin): F478 (cba+c)

Cost per bead:

14.8 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


8mm "cathedral" beads.  Around the holes the beads have wavy molded ridges, with facets around the middle.


Translucent medium sapphire blue with a bronze coating over the molded ends.  I don't know if the coating is actual bronze.

Hole size:

1mm (estimated).


I haven't noticed any significant defects.  However, fire-polished beads always have some imperfect facets.  To read about the fire-polishing process, click here.

How photographed:

At the window in natural daylight.


These beads seem a little small because they are slender.  I usually buy cathedral beads in the 10mm because they are more substantial, but I thought some customers might like a smaller version.


The color in the picture is not 100% accurate.  The camera I am currently using doesn't capture certain blues very well.  Thus, the blue in the picture was wrong, and I had to manually adjust it – but I wasn't able to adjust it perfectly.  I don't know how to describe the actual shade.

Date first posted: October 31, 2009
Supplier: C
Caleb's notes:  
8mm Sapphire Blue Faceted Cathedral Beads [25]
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Tags: F478, translucent,