Cut PRECIOSA Rocailles are a special type of PRECIOSA seed bead on which 1-2 small facets are cut on a special cutting wheel. This makes the PRECIOSA Rocaille sparkle and it acquires exceptional optical properties in combination with some other surface finishes. The most popular size of these cut PRECIOSA seed beads is the 13/0 size, traditionally known as Charlotte beads.
We divide the PRECIOSA Rocailles into so-called uncoated and coated rocailles according to the level of their subsequent finish. Whereas uncoated rocailles are left with the pure glass finish, a coated rocaille is given a further surface finish, for example colouring, galvanising or other types of decoration.