Others have commented that the beads have a rough, unfinished look w/ a matte surface and that they’re not shiny. However, I like that look. It looks, shall we say, more masculine and rough-hewn. The bullet-clasp is a strong magnet. I bought both the turquoise and the tiger eye and stack them together on the same wrist which gives it more visual interest and greater heft. Altogether it’s a great, fun item. My only beef is not with the merchandise but with the shipping cost, which amounted to an additional 20% of the purchase price. C’mon Mr. Petermann, we’re in the era of free shipping for many items, how can you get away with this??
I had expected the beads to be somewhat polished &/or glossy(silly me). They are dull & irregularly-shaped! Also, the blurb said the item was going to be on a "stretchable" band, but it's actually controlled by a magnet in the clasp. I'm a little disappointed....