These AAA Quality Tourmaline Beads are:
Quantity: About 68 beads (one 10″ strand)
Shape: Faceted Round Sphere Shape
Quality: Holy Mackerel! These are awesome AAA Quality Tourmaline beads! I’m calling them AA, the issue I find with these is that they seem to have seen a tiny bit of wear. I see a slight hint of dryness to the appearance (as you can see in the image, and which might be totally removed by a touch of Pledge). Other than that, these have outrageous color, good translucence, and a size that is amazing.
As you probably know already, a 5mm faceted round tourmaline is truly hard to come by (in anything other than solid black) and these are spectacular. Although these are hand faceted, the faceting is incredible and combined with the brilliant color, creates these wonderful beads. Truly it’s okay if you don’t want them – I’m more than happy to keep them to myself!!
Like it or not, when you tell people it’s genuine Tourmaline (just like with aquamarine), their eyebrows will go up & they will have another look – they can’t help it.