Though the color is opaque it is a nice sparkly bead. I love anything turquoise and these are a staple in my stash.Especially nice for summer jewelry.
Although opaque, I like this color. Great for use in Southwestern designs, as they are actually the color of real turquoise, in a crystal form.
4mm xilion bicone turquoise
They look like children's plastic beads, not the swarovski quality that I am use to.
I was expecting the usual lovely color turquoise bicone and what I got was the new 5328 darker more intense color bead. It may have more sparkle but it definitely is not as pretty as the old 5301. How unfortunate that the color had to be sacrificed. The two are not interchangeable.