I have made numerous jewelry pieces with this color. I mostly use 6mm and I find these, as all my Swarovski pearls, to be of substantial weight. They are uniformed and out of literally thousands used, I have only discarded a handful that were flawed. This neutral color is a winner. I posted a picture here where I used the bronze pearls with some bronze accent rings and knotted the pearls with griffin cord (also from Artbeads). Worn single or doubled I feel they don't appear plastic (y) at all !
I have used Swarovski crystal pearls in many projects. I am stunned by the poor quality of these pearls. They are lightweight. More like plastic. In fact, may be plastic.The coating pokes out at the holes. I have seen better quality from craft store pearls at half the price. The previous reviews all date from 2007. Apparently the manufacturer has drastically changed their standards. I am glad I am not a professional beader. There is no way I could charge anyone for a product made with these 'pearls'. I bought antique brass color as well. Same quality. Website would not let me review them. Hmmmmm.
Another beautiful bead from Swarovski!
Artbeads.com does it again! Awesome quality, color, and price! Best beads around come from Artbeads.com!