These strands are a limited edition of turquoise, cut right here in Arizona. They are natural in color with variations of hue from green to blue. Kingman Turquoise is amazing because of the wide variety of color in the natural stone. As it becomes rarer (Kingman is the only mine still open in the Southwest), we feel fortunate to offer these beads at such a modest price.The strands are 16" long and the tube beads measure approximately 3/8" long and 5mm wide, with approximately 52 beads per strand. They are excellent for making earrings, bracelets, or just strung as they are as a simple choker. Because of the simplicity of their shape, they lend themselves to eye-popping combinations with sterling silver, Lapis, Coral, Red Jasper, Amazonite, etc.Price is per 16" strand.