I can't say I especially value labradorite. But I wish to be constructive and as I am a newbie I can describe what I recieved and how I respond to them and maybe that is sufficient to help.
The blue iridescent quality of the labradorite was more than largely, and almost entirely, focused on the narrow edges. Compare to the edge of a coin. (I observe this as non-optimal but opal like on the edges.) But what is visable in those edges is iridescent, reflective of light in a textured manner and is quite pleasing.
The facets and the forms are more adult like with each bead being different from one another after an organic manner and polished shimmering adequately. The stones are a very satisfying balance between "clear" and opaque and having very pleasing inclusions. (I do prefer inclusions of most sorts at all times.)
To compare it to something I will do. Two beads (2) of a comparable size for the same price may be had elsewhere where the difference is grade and pehaps being optimal to surface. These are the much more economical. I paid 8$ for this 14 inch strand in a sale.
To compare it to something done. I have two strands of chips more economical than these which are not very pleasing.
These Faceted Oval beads are very vastly superior to those chips in everyway.
My experience will not permit further as I learning. I Hope this proves helpful.