These Czech pressed glass beas are amongst our very finest. The shape is a 10mm flattened lentil. The finish put on these beads is a deep, lustrous metallic purple which the camera fails to pick up. To bring out the luster, they have a slightly matte finish, like brushed metal. They are just amazing. They're not cheap, but even a few will add much sophistication to your bead projects. They are $3 for eight beads.