We think the older crystals have much sheen to them. Perhaps we're bedazzled by their age. We think they really are nicer.
These marquise shaped components are smooth, not faceted, and are a lovely shade of forest green and backed with golden foil. You could probably remove the foil if you choose, but we've not tried this. Please try it in an unobtrusive area first if you choose to do so.
Each navette measures 10 mm long by 4 mm wide.
These can be sewn or, more easily, glued on to your project. We are showing several so that you might see the front and back. You may be able to remove the gold backing, but we have not tried to do this. They are flat backed for easy gluing.