Gently graduated from 3 to 8mm. These stunning cream faux glass pearl beads were made in Japan in the 40's. The beauty of this strand of pearl beads is that it is strung with bead tips and ready to have a clasp and your finishing touches added. It's a simple and quick design possibility. Or ... .take it apart to restring. Either way, these are a steal. The bead tips do have some discoloration.