We wish we could have been a fly on the wall when these amazing pearls were made more than a quarter century ago. We’re guessing they were dyed, but the color and depth of fire is so rich, we know the quality to begin with was fantastic. However they made it from China to America, we’re just grateful because they are the bee’s knees! Most beads will fit on 24 gauge wire, but you may find a few that need 26 gauge. Holes will fit 2 passes of Micro C-Lon using a Flexible Eye Needle. If you are using Griffin Silk on a card (with a needle), a Size 5 is a good choice. Expect variations in pearl sizes, dimpling, and shading. Even on the same strand, not all pearls are consistent. Originally imported from China, the natural color has been enhanced through irradiation, which is harmless to humans.
Sold on 16 inch strand of 47-49 beads.