This beautiful purple bead was created with a special silvered glass that is almost impossible to come by now. The way the glass is manipulated in the flame can generate several different shades of pink, purple and blue.
The bead is 1/2" diameter and fits nicely inside the horseshoe shaped pinch bail. This style of bail was designed to allow you to change out your bead by spreading the ends of the bail apart enough to release and replace the bead. You can then push the end toward the bead in order to securely capture it.
The bead and bail hang delicately from a 16" sterling silver ball chain.