these beads can vary in shape and finish. some are slightly flat around the hole. some have natural grain cracks. these are normal and part of their charm. they are Dark brown and red and lightly finished with a protective coating. They look best used with bead caps or strung together. Made in Indonesia.
Not sure about sizing? beads are measured in millimeters, 1mm is very small. a regular lentil is typically 6mm and a grain of couscous is about 1mm. 1 inch is about 24mm.