This Tourmaline Briolette Beads strand has:
Quantity: one 8″ strand (approx 72pc)
Shape: Faceted pear/heart briolette
Size: Teeeeeeeny – 3-5mm
Quality: I’m going to have to call this Tourmaline Briolette Beads a B+ grade. As you can see in the image – we’ve got a pretty snazzy tourmaline here – the color is bright – it has a lively mix of varied pinks & greens and the strand has some beautifully transparent stones, as well as some that are not as clean (I was a bit surprised at the clarity when I checked ’em out – I didn’t expect them to be quite so nice). These are not perfect – the color is great, but they are irregular in size, and I found that there were some irregular shapes (i.e. I can’t quite call them heart & I can’t quite call them pear either!) in there as well. I would expect to find less than perfect faceting on a few, and possibly an irregular drill hole.
The stones in the image are the stones you will receive.
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.