Glass Bead have been dated back to at least the Roman times. They are usually categorized by the method used to manipulate the glass - wound beads, drawn beads, and molded beads. There are composites, such as millefiori beads, where cross-sections of a drawn glass cane are applied to a wound glass core. A very minor industry in blown glass beads also existed in 19th-century Venice and France.
Brown A brown coating gives a piece of jewelry the color of chocolate (dark) or coffee (light) brown. This color of plating is not commonly seen in jewelry, and presents unique and exclusive statement pieces.