This torsade necklace is made up of many strands of beads and has a great chunky look. The black glass seed beads are the smallest, with the yellow being a little larger and the amber colored beads (not sure if they are genuine amber or not) are larger still. There are several red beads on the one side of the necklace. I'm sure that this has some tribal significance. The closure is a fabric loop over a button. Measures 31" in length and is in excellent condition.