In general the Swarovski pear shaped pearls are versatile and easy to use, as well as inexpensive. I have them in several colors. This particular color seems slightly duller and less expensive looking than some of the other colors. Not sure if it's an issue of nacre or color.
I use this bead as the body of my angel that I make into earrings or a necklace pendant . People LOVE my angels and I wouldn't be able to afford to make them if it weren't for Artbeads and their wonderful free shipping! And I love this elegant dark maroon color... with a cream-colored pearl for the angel head, it's just glorious!