I do love these stones, they are very sheeny, if that's a word! I do recommend these stones for their quality, but I got them on a good sale. Still can't get used to the 8 inch strands. Wish they were 15 or 16 inches!
The high gloss, smooth finish, and dark color, combined with the lovely golden (almost greenish) chatoyance lend a mysterious elegance to these wonderful beads! They speak for themselves, and I like what they are saying!