The nature of the Buddha has been described as 'pearl-like'...hence, the Pearls. The hand-carved Qi-Lian Jade bead carries the symbol for 'Long Life.' This combination is a respectful statement about the wisdom of the East. The 14mm Jade focal is complimented on either side by a blemish-free, luminous, teardrop-shaped Fresh Water Pearl and a 6mm round Jade bead that feed into 2mm Pearls, ending with complimentary Jade and Pearl beads on either side of the Sterling Silver clasp. Kit finishes to 18-1/2" and contains a layout of the design, instructions, stringing material, Sterling Silver clasp, crimps, and end beads.Price is for 2mm Fresh Water Pearls at $3.00 per inch to lengthen our Siddhartha necklace.