Fire polished glass beads are faceted by machine and then polished by glazing in a hot oven. This polishing gives them a softer look and a smoother feel than the higher priced Austrian crystal but also a lower price! The colors may vary between lots and there may be imperfections which just adds to their much sought after charm. This fire polish glass bead is a 6mm Green AB 8" strand. 804315
AB refers to aurora borealis, a rainbow type of finish added to a side of the bead to give it shine and to play up the color of the facet. It is long lasting and does not wear off with normal wear.