Luster beads are sometimes referred to as “high gloss” beads. Essentially, these beads are lustrous beads with a glossy finish that do not reflect light in iridescent colors. These beads are often semi-translucent, if not completely translucent.
The gloss can be metallic or have a mottling of colors. Some people may refer to this type of luster bead as gossamer beads.
Some people refer to luster beads as opalescent, but these beads are more opaque.