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Lousy quality, definitely NOT Swarovski!
on May 6, 2014
I didn't expect these to be Swarovski, but I didn't expect them to be as bad as they were. My seller was HC-Talk. I didn't go through all the beads, but of the ones that I did I found more than 10 that had major defects -- stones in backwards (yep, foil OUT!), missing stones, blobs of metal in place of stones, stones with zero polish so they had no shine, etc. Over 10% defects is pretty bad in my opinion. These should be taken off Amazon's listing, actually because they are misrepresenting items as genuine Swarovski when they reallly are not. I am not sure if I'll try to use these at all, as I would need to remove and reset numerous rhinestones. I plan to contact Amazon to see if I can get a refund.
UPDATE: I've gone through the entire package and about half of the beads had major defects. If it had been one or two, no problem, but half? Seller wanted pictures, so I've sent them.