I don't know about you, but I have always been fascinated by amber...especially if it had "stuff" trapped in it, LOL! This bead reminds me of gorgeous, expensive Amber! A core of wondrous transparent amber is swirled with frits and a bit of pure silver to create the "Amber" look to the bead; then three petal blossoms of soft muted lavendar were added....they appear to be "trapped" in the amber below! Wonderful!! Deeply encased to magnify the effect, this Amber look-alike measures 14mm hole to hole and 26mm tall.