The Swarovski #5040 Briolette Bead provides designs with a modern look. We have for years referred to this bead as a “Princess Cut” in part to differentiate it from several other beads also called Briolette.
The doughnut shape is versatile in nature and the simple and refined faceting pattern provides enhanced brilliance and light reflection capabilities. The Briolette can be applied with jewelry designs, home decor, embellishments, crafts, and more. Use it as the main bead in your designs or as a spacer bead. It is extremely popular for both! It is similar in cut and shape to semi-precious beads.