Erm, when you increase the dimension of a 3 dimensional object by n, you increase the volume by n^3 -- assuming I'm reading this right, an 8mm solid bead has `8^3 = 512` as much gold as a 1mm bead. You could also just calculate the volume, find the density of gold, and look up current prices (of course, melting and reshaping the gold would cost something too)