cut, faceted beads
Here you can see faceted approx. 60 years old beads . To work with is rather time consuming, you have to sort out a lot. Btw, the ruler shows mm, not inch!
In large part I use old beads in my work. "Old beads" means , they may be up to 1 and a half century old... most of the old beads, that I have, are approximately 50 to 100 years old.
It is quite hard to define. Characteristic is: old beads are much more uneven than new produced. They sometimes are unevenly colored, and the holes are all a different size.