Total closed length: 21 cm / 8.3 inch, bead diameter: 8 mm. A tasbih made with imitation cat's eye of henna color and genuine traditional Turkish sterling silver parts.
There are two main variants of imitation cat's eye: shiny glass and fiber optic quartz. Shiny glass is very cheap, but it never reaches the optic properties of the fiber optic quartz. Fiber optic quartz cat's eye has a higher price but it has perfect optical qualities making it close to the natural cat's eye. Thanks to its high refractive index, you may notice how clear and shiny the gloss is even in the photo. Another way to discriminate fiber optic quartz cat's eye from glass may be the microscopic lines that run along the axis of the bead and which correspond to the fibers.
These beads have the cooler and heavier touch of quartz, and they offer an elegant drag with a crisp click sound.