Mille fiori translates to a thousand flowers. Each flower has 4 layers of glass which is then set into a cane. A number of canes are bound together. These long beads are 1" by 7/16". There are smaller round mille fiori beads and clear glass beads. Matte surface. Gold tone metal links, closes with a hook. 24" long. The matching screw back earrings are 2" long. Can be easily converted to pierced with shepherds hooks. Excellent vintage condition.