And, would you care to elaborate? Is it a repro from Rings&Things that has been aged? If those are repros, then what are they reproducing if not something that looks very similar? Have you ever seen one of the originals of the same design as the ones sold at Rings&Things? I know you're an experienced bead person...it would be nice to hear some of your reasons for your declaration. I already know the reason that you've seen enough authentic and enough fakes to know the difference.
Does anyone have an original in this shape or are the repros merely designs inspired by originals?
And, I'm not being a know it all...just asking questions as someone that is let's say perhaps a bit interested and not as knowledgeable.