I interpreted this description incorrectly and thought that they meant the beads were surrounded by color because they were AB, but was surprised to find they are almost identical to SB6-353. They are black with reflecting AB colors...not anything like the photo! I'm happy to report that this is only the second glitch I've had in ordering from Auntie's Beads, but I have to grade this item low because of the photo. It's not what I wanted. I'm not going to the trouble of sending it back though.