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However, most have such an outer layer and this almost always consists of either single colored strands or multicolored bands.The bands are most often of two different color schemes, alternating with one another (four and six bands are the rule though exceptions can occur), while the strands occur in sets, usually four, and may have two to five or more strands in each set.

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The base glass is almost always clear and colorless, though tinted glass is found infrequently in shades of blue, green, or even amber.

Some Latticinio Swirls are "naked," that is, lacking an outer design.

Latticinio Swirls are the most common type of hand made glass marble.

Compared to most other handmade marbles, Latticinio Swirls have little value, though there are several factors that can increase their value, other than large size and/or rarity of colors (especially core color).

These are rare because most marbles from the end of the cane were mis-shaped or just not very pleasing to the maker, and were rejected.

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