These chunky red bakelite beads are a very wearable 17" long. They look great with a blouse or V-neck sweater. They are graduated in size from 11/16" to 5/16." They have been strung on red thread with no knotting between beads. They have an old-fashioned spring ring closure, easy to work because the fasteners are large. They have been tested and are guaranteed to be bakelite. They are at least 40 years old and possibly as much as 85 years old. Of course, they have been restrung. They are in excellent condition with no scratches or other flaws.