We think the older crystals have much sheen to them. Perhaps we're dazzled by their age. We think they really are nicer. These jet black glass navettes are faceted on top and feature pointed backs. Even the dark black glass shines brightly against the light as you can see from our photograph.
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.
Each measures 15 mm by 7 mm and the back is pointed at an angle.