The 5005 chessboard beads are a luxurious understatement! Each SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS bead is made in Austria from crystal glass. Swarovski crystals are created from only the highest quality materials, and they add an elegant beauty to any piece. Each crystal bead has been faceted in a geometric pattern allowing for optimum sparkle and shine. These beautiful Art Deco inspired beads, with a perfect round shape and square facets, create a timeless graphic look.