This is a string of 41 10x8mm melon shaped faux turquoise beads. They are very vintage and I bought them from an auction years ago. I don't know where they originated but do know they are really lovely beads if you like to work with turquoise. every bead is different and you will enjoy working some designing magic with them. I have many more strings so if you want more just let me know. I say faux because I am not positive that these beads are genuine truquoise. They look like real turquoise and feel like real turquoise but to be on the safe side. I will call the faux. They are not plastic or plain glass.