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19mm Turquoise Picasso Luster Oval Beads [3]

19mm Turquoise Picasso Luster Oval Beads [3]
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Price Per Lot: $3.00
Lots Available: 9
Style No. (bin): G2169 (pra~e)

Style: G2169
Beads per lot: 3
Cost per bead: $1.00
Bead material: Glass (see Comments below)
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Size/shape: 19mm (long) x 15mm (wide) ovals (i.e., football-shaped beads).  Many beads are 18.5mm.
Colors/description: Greenish turquoise (i.e., opaque teal or greenish aqua) with a mottled bluish-black picasso coating and a light bronxy luster coating over that).
Hole size: 1mm (estimated).
Defects: None that I have seen so far.  Premium beads are inspected before shipping.
How photographed: At the window in natural daylight.
Comments: These are gorgeous beads.  First, I should say that they look like they may be ceramic instead of glass; but since I bought them from a supplier that doesn't sell ceramic beads, I have to assume they are glass.  The turquoise color is very rich, and the picasso coating -- being blue-black as it is instead of brown -- is especially lovely.  Also, I haven't found (so far) even a single bead with a defect.  The supplier's picture actually showed something different:  It showed a turquoise bead with bronze mottling on it.  But this blue-black mottling is much lovelier, in my opinion.

My camera made the beads look like a blue turquoise instead of a green turquoise, so I had to make adjustments in my photo-editing program.  The adjustments to the color may not be precisely right, but I think I came very close.

The supplier describes these beads as 20mm x 16mm, but they are actually 18.5mm to 19mm x 15mm.  I don't know why there's a discrepancy.

These beads are a departure for me, since I never buy such expensive beads.  They may be the most expensive beads I have ever purchased, even more expensive than the 18mm patterned polished rectangles that I have carried for a while.  Clearly, they are focal beads, and you probably don't need more than five or seven of them in one necklace (unless you are making very high-end jewelry, in which case a full necklace of them would be glorious).  Because of the high price, I am taking a smaller markup on these beads than I usually take.
Date first posted: February 23, 2014
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes: I should have purchased more!
19mm Turquoise Picasso Luster Oval Beads [3]
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Tags: G2169, ovals,