Lovely Beads but Beware.....
These are lovely beads which contrast well with other lustre beads - the type of white seems to match all colours. I use them for bead loom work, but you must be aware that there are quite a few (I'd say one in every 50) that don't have the white lustre. They can be hard to pick, but once put together with the other beads in a bracelet etc they stand out a mile! I go through them and sift the "dud" ones out before I start. Just be aware - otherwise they look great.
I like having the white pearl on hand as they can go with lots of designs.
Not quite the luster and shimmer of the ceylon pearl, but still attractive. I will find these useful for a variety of projects for any season.
I use these often in bridal designs. Good size, nice sheen. Good substitute for a pearl look.