This is one of my all-time favorite necklaces. The colors are stunning and the beads quite out of the ordinary. The first thing to catch the eye is the pumpkin colored Venetian glass beads with copper fluss. They are so beautiful and quite impressive. When you look a the necklace again you see the amber colored art glass beads with that deeply ridged melon shape - each one hand made so they are all just a little different from each other. And now you see the shells - each highly polished. This reflects the time when all of the manufacturers were using natural materials in their jewelry. Lastly are the amber colored connecting beads. As you can see each bead is individually connected to the next one, much more time consuming to produce than stringing. This is a fabulous necklace made with extra-ordinary beads in superb colors. It is almost 60" long and in excellent condition. There is no clasp, just slip it on and you are ready to step out. This necklace is in excellent condition.