These beads are fabulous. The core is wrapped in gold foil and stippled with flecks of red, orange, green and white. Sommerso beads are finished with another layer of glass, so the center of the bead appears to be floating. Wearable length of 18", but can be hooked shorter. The large disk beads are 1" tall and 3/8" thick. The beads are strung on looped wires. Excellent vintage condition.