|Re: Unusual Guru Bead|
|Re: Unusual Long Iridescent Bead -- sohall909||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
The bead you are asking about is a Czech molded glass bead, manufactured to be the guru bead in a strand of (also molded Czech) beads, formatted for the Moslem market. These are traditional Hajj souvenirs, made in great numbers since at least the 1920s.
I would not describe the surface as "iridescent." It has a colored metallic luster, that is possibly a coating (but may be in the glass itself).
I hope this helps you. Jamey