These beads are reminiscent of those once traded between Dutch and Venetian traders, and the people of Ethiopia and East Africa. While these are a newer rendition, Moon Beads are prized by history aficionados and coveted by collectors of old beads alike. When these beads are held up to natural light it refracts the light and causes an interesting visual shimmering effect. Each bead measures approximately 7-8 x 13-14mm with a hole size of approximately 5mm. You will receive approximately 20 beads per purchase. Get yours today!