The beads have gorgeous variegated raspberry red along with red grape colors. The silver findings and textured beads are sterling. The ruby beads are natural corundum with lots of inclusions and flaws within as well as in some places on the surface. The ends are finished with silver wire that is wrapped for extra security and long wear. Luxurious and beautiful in the best condition. No longer available and difficult to find. Necklace is 18" long with a toggle clasp. One side is marked .925 and the other "Made in India". The beads are graduated with the largest being about 11.2 mm and the smallest 7mm. Overall this necklace weighs a wonderful 64.6 grams.