This color is very beautiful. It's a sort of mix of brown, green and purple. The beads also have a really good sparkle. I love them. My reason for give 4 stars to them is because you have to cull. I got in my pack three beads that are almost gunmetal and one that is purple.
I love these beads--they go with so many things! Black keshi pearls in a necklace, for example--as well as gold ones. So--I've bought a couple of sizes, planning to mix some of them with seed beads for earrings.
These brown iris beads weren't as "iris" as I thought they were going to be, but I was very pleasantly surprised at the nice sparkle and rich antique bronze look they had. They are darker than the picture shows. There were a few beads that I had to cull due to what appeared to be popped air bubble holes in the finish, but when combined with some butter rum and metallic coIored Delicas, I was very pleased with my bracelet and the dressy elegant results!
When paired with antique gold, these make beautiful pieces.