I don’t know if anyone answered, I was away…
If this is the same thing I bought a few months back (the dealer
referred to it as ‘pink topaz’) then these beads have a thin pink
coating. You can see the coating if you look closely at the hole of
the bead under magnification. I have had no trouble with them. I have
used them in a short necklace (which wouldn’t dangle down too much
and be subjected to knocking into things) and (I think) a pair of
earrings. The only thing I have found to be wrong with them is that
they don’t sell Maybe the color doesn’t look “real” enough to the
customer…I don’t know.
If they are the same, the price should not be that much higher than
other similar beads…shop around.