The large (18mm) lustrous red beads make this necklace stunning! Every one of these red porcelain beads has been carefully painted and finished by hand, so each is unique. The 12mm gold beads that are interspersed are vermeil (gold plated sterling), lending an elegant and festive touch. The length of the necklace is 17 3/4" long, and is finished with an easy to fasten vermeil toggle clasp. If you look carefully at the pictures you will see that the porcelain beads, while primarily red in color, also have green, black and gold in a contemporary, asymmetrical pattern of circles and scrolls.