These are 6mm smooth round New Jade beads. Sold on a 16" strand these Jade beads are a cool translucent green with hints of white and flecks of brown. No two strands of this lovely New Jade are exactly alike , some are very consistent in color while others have a variations of shades of green. All are beautiful. What a great price for this strand of basic smooth round New Jade beads. Jade is known for it's many healing properties. Jade is said to be a powerful calming stone, reducing stress and counteracting depression.