Most of the Chinese crystal beads are a great value for the money. This bead was not up to par quality-wise, however. There is a rough bump on one edge that I am afraid will scratch me. Also, one side is a little scratched and feels sort of like plastic. I like the color though. It is bright pink in the middle and the edges have a reddish tinge. So, overall I would recommend this bead, but you may want to order extra- just in case.