These beautiful beads were made in the mid 1800's. This shape and design were specifically known as "King Beads". Although they were made in Venice, these particular beads were actually traded into Africa where they were popular. Total length of strand is approx 30 inches and there are 50 beads ranging from approx. 5 mm. to 20 mm. in width. The holes are approx. 3 - 4 mm.You will receive the exact beads you see pictured here. They are temporarily strung and meant to be used in your own jewelry creations. Don't forget to use CODE 14123 at checkout for your 20% DISCOUNT!