This is a very pretty necklace with five strands of faux pearl beads interspersed occasionally with a goldtone bead. It is a daytime to evening piece that can be worn any time of the year. The faux pearl beads have a lovely sheen and the goldtone beads have a matte finish. Each bead is just under 1/2" long. The clasp shows a little wear and I see a small scratch on one of the goldtone beads but it is otherwise, in excellent condition. Necklace is about 18" long and signed Japan. A lot of very nice jewelry came out of Japan in the '50's and '60's.