In person the shine on these beads are wonderful! The bottom 5 blue beads were my Grandma's and my mom wanted them incorporated into a necklace, so I had 4 other blue swaroski crystals that I had used in a previous necklace and put those along the sides, and used the rest of the white swaroski crystals that I had throughout the rest of the necklace. This is really a peice to be seen in person, but I wanted to share with you too! Thanks for stopping by, and please come back from tom. Day 4 in my scrap card week!