I recently bought this pin in Prague and assume that it was made in the former Czechoslovakia. The top part is made up of rows of black matte beads that have been woven together with plastic thread. The seven dangles have the same black beads but with the addition of molded gray frosted glass beads with black details. These beads may have been all black at one time but I don't think that the paint would have worn off so consistently. The pin would not have been that interesting either if the beads were totally black. Measures 1 3/8" X 3 1/2". The clasp works well and is secure.