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4mm Amethyst Iris Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]

4mm Amethyst Iris Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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Price Per Lot: $4.50
Lots Available: 1
Style No. (bin): C011 (eia+e)

Style: C011
Beads per lot:
Cost per bead:
9 cents
Bead material:
Country of origin:
Czech Republic
3.5mm (long) x 4mm (wide) faceted bicones.
Translucent light amethyst purple with a purplish metallic coating on part of each bead (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.

The amethyst glass in these beads has very little purple color in it; it is very grayish.  The metallic coating, which appears on just part of each bead, has amber, blue and purple colors in it.  I tried to tone the picture down a little, but even so, I think my picture makes the beads look a little nicer than they are.
Date first posted: September 1, 2011
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:

4mm Amethyst Iris Cut-Crystal Bicone Beads [50]
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