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6mm Milky Amethyst Faceted 'Renaissance' Beads [50] (see Comments)

6mm Milky Amethyst Faceted 'Renaissance' Beads [50] (see Comments)
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Price Per Lot: $4.70
Lots Available: 5
Style No. (bin): F422 (bna~e)

Style no.:


Beads per lot:


Cost per bead:

9.4 cents

Bead material:


Country of origin:

Czech Republic


6mm 'Renaissance' faceted (not sure what that is, but that's what the supplier calls this shape).


Milky light grayish lavender with a light-brown mottled coating on the ends and between the facets.  I call them "amethyst" because the color is similar to real light amethyst, although not as colorful.

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 are unusual beads.  I love the 'Renaissance' shape, and I like the milky amethyst color (although it is perhaps too grayish and muted), but the golden-brown picasso coating seems a little out of place.


Important:  The newest batch of these beads has less milkiness (less white) in the purple.  I actually prefer the new beads.  Possibly as a result of that, I see more yellow light coming out of the beads when bright light is shining on them (opalescent beads always release yellow light).

Date first posted: February 27, 2009
Supplier: E
Caleb's notes:  
6mm Milky Amethyst Faceted 'Renaissance' Beads [50] (see Comments)
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Tags: F422, opalescent,