The black beads cluster measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Including the Gold tone chain the entire length measures a bit better than 5 inches. The beads are hard plastic, some with filigree end caps. Nicely made piece with beads attached to a plastic filigree form that is covered by a solid metal back plate. Marked made Austria. Has the original store hang tag that reads Priehs ( a long closed, upscale Mt. Clemens MI department store). Ca., 1960 and is in new and unused condition.