How do you use briolette beads?

Is briolette a gemstone?

A briolette is a style of gemstone cut – an elongated, faceted pear shape. It is often drilled to hang as a bead. The style was popular during the Victorian era.

How do you measure a briolette?

For a bead like a briolette, teardrop or melon shape, the length is the measurement from the top to the bottom (perpendicular to the string) of the bead and the width is measured from one end of the hole to the other (parallel to the string) from the widest part of the bead.

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