These beads have an incised pattern on ruby red color, strung on red thread and hand knotted between each bead, approx. 64 beads in all, necklace measures 29 1/2" long , beads vary in size. The longest bead is approx. 7/8" long.This is a super old piece, we believe the art deco era, but possibly older. They are not perfect since beads are (pressed) and while no flaws are immediately apparent, there are some unevenness near the holes from original manufacturing. The coloring is truly amazing! Bright ... Very good condition, may have some flea bites that we feel may have been formed during the original manufacturing since they do not feel sharp, but nonetheless, are very hard to detect with the naked eye and certainly nothing distracting, especially when worn. Enlarge and examine all of the pictures to decide for yourself.