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2x6mm Navy Blue/Purple Rondelle Pearls [100] (see Comments)

2x6mm Navy Blue/Purple Rondelle Pearls [100] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $2.00
Lots Available: 20
Style No. (bin): G2214 (byb~)

Style: G2214
Beads per lot: 100
Cost per bead: 2 cents
Bead material: Glass
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 2mm (thick) x 6mm (wide) rondelles (disk-shaped beads) with the hole through the center.
Colors/description: Clear or opaque glass beads with a synthetic navy-blue coating.  The coating is so dark, the beads almost look charcoal gray.
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: The picture revealed that some beads aren't perfectly formed, but the percentage of bad beads is probably not more than 5%.
How photographed: Under two daylight-balanced lamps.  Unfortunately, in this case the technique of using lamps leaves very prominent and visible reflections on the beads.  If I have the time, I will take a photograph at the window, which may bring better results.
Comments: When I first listed these beads, I listed them as navy blue because that's what they looked like to me.  But as I stripped them off the strands, I noticed that the sides of the beads (not the edges, but the flat sides) look purple -- and then it hit me:  The outer edges have faded to dark blue while the parts not exposed to light have remained purple.  So I have added the word "purple" to the title.  These are job-lot beads that are at least five years old, and it seems that some fading has taken place (as often happens with pearls).  This is the first time I have seen pearls in the rondelle shape.

Now that I have bought a better camera, I am including an extreme close-up picture when posting new beads.  In fact, from now on I'll be including extreme close-up pictures with all the new beads.  However, those close-up pictures are not in any kind of uniform scale with the close-up pictures of other beads.
Date first posted: December 27, 2014
Supplier: Job lot from closing store.
Caleb's notes:
2x6mm Navy Blue/Purple Rondelle Pearls [100] (see Comments)
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2x6mm Navy Blue/Purple Rondelle Pearls [100] (see Comments)
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