This string of beads were professionally restrung. The old clasp was not very good, this necklace looked much better with out the clasp. It is 44 inches long and did not need a clasp. The beads are very old but beautiful and would look lovely under a jacket just twisted twice around your neck. This color of green is very hard to find. An Irish green Kelly green. The designs in the large beads are so interesting. To you the green of the up-land pastures of Kansas!