Guess what?! I have been playing with GOLD again! Yippeee!!! This bead is so lovely....I forget how pretty a bead can turn out when you add a little gold! This bead starts out with a core of Jet Black, to which I applied rich and radiant 24 Karat pure gold! WoW !! I then added three petal blossoms of one of my hand-pulled canes....swirls of delicate blues are touched with a bit of pale rose! Gorgeous bead!! Deeply encased to help magnify that BLING factor, this Gold Beauty measures 13.5mm hole to hole and 24mm tall.