I bought those year ago & used as a center in American rope. They don't rub or tarnish. I am very happy with them & now thinking about making set in Egyptian style with them. This is the necklace I made with them. Actually, the Greek coin that I put in the center I bought here, too.
I love these beads, actually I just ordered more, my projects are outstanding with these beads!
If you order the best seed beads (Miyuki), in the most beautiful colour (gold), from the best supplier with the best prices on line (Artbeads), it is a given that you will be completely happy with your purchase. When you add free, super fast shipping, thrilled would be more accurate.
These remind me of an Egyptian treasure. I am picturing them mixed with vivid shades of blue and turquoise, maybe in an ornate beaded collar or simply strung with a great focal bead or pendant.