1x Vintage Light Sapphire Pressed Glass Beads 18mm. These West German beads have an usual shaping, resembling a trio of three oval shaped stones, each a little larger than the last. Width at one end of bead is 10.5mm and the other 9mm. The finish on the blue glass is matte or frosted, and the beads have a flush of white within givre-style.
Givre beads refers to a crystal colour or transparent bead with a swirl of interior colour similar to that found in a childs marble. The beads are usually made using a glass encasing technique before they are pressed into moulds, and then polished. The term is attributed to glass manufacturer Swarovski derived from the French word meaning frosty.