These authentic Aja beads are made from Venetian Glass. Aja beads such as these are identified by their distinctive disk-like shape. To this day, Venetian and Murano glass makers are world renown for the quality of their craftsmanship. Likely dating to the early 1900s, these antique glass beads were traded primarily to West Africa. Each bead measures approximately 1-2 x 5mm. Bead count is intended to be approximate. You will receive the exact strand pictured. Only one available.