Imported high quality Czech glass beads, manufactured in the Czech Republic. As we fell in love with them, so we guess others will do the same (as they have for centuries). Each strand has 25 beads. A beautiful 'Mediterranean blue' and transparent glass, gold color lined. The gold color may sometimes look like silver. Roller beads with 5 mm. hole. There is a chance of some light flaking of the finish around the inner hole.