Facets on a bead make the stone much more interesting and valuable. They catch the light producing a sparkle and the texture adds depth. Sometimes cut is just as important as the gem itself. Close up, multi-faceted beads look awesome. At one time, all gemstones were crafted in cabochons. Facet cutting began in European jewellery around the late 13th-century. The aim is to cut the stone to maximize its brilliance, by balancing the light reflected both internally and externally. Although faceted beads these days are cut with a computerized machine, there's still a thriving community of gem cutters, often taking hours to cut a single bead.

Price is for 16 inch of these Chinese crystal beads. The beads size are 6mm x 4mm and...
Price is for 16 inch of these lovely colour beads. Each beads measures 6mm x 4mm and about...
Price is for 16 inch of these Chinese crystal beads. The beads size are 6mm x 4mm and...
Agate is for mental energy and study. Price is for 16-inch string of these striking beads. As these...
Price is per 16-inch strand of these super quality beads. About 70 x 6mm beads to a strand....
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Price  is for  7.5 inch string of these natural beads. 6mm - 31 beads 8mm - 23 beads...
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