This is a stunning, Art Deco Venetian, Murano, 28" long, Millefiori necklace. Each bright colored, round bead has 2 gold tone filigree bead caps. I polished them to a shiny gold color. They have lacy edges like a flower. There are tiny yellow glass beads between each one. These beads are graduated in size. The center beads are 14 mm, and the last beads by the clasp are 8 mm, with 1 mm difference in size throughout. The closure is a screw in barrel clasp, engraved all around. Every bead is different in color and style. I think this necklace has every color there is, some beads have 8 or more colors in them. The necklace is in excellent condition without one flaw in any of the 48 beads. This is one of the brightest and cleanest Millefiori necklaces I've ever seen. Every bead is in excellent condition. Millefiori is a glasswork technique which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" and "fiori". Apsley Pellatt was the first to use the term "millefiori", which appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1849. Murano is a series of islands linked by bridges in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. It lies about 1.5 kilometres north of Venice and measures about 1.5 km across with a population of just over 5,000. It is famous for its glass making, particularly lampworking.