Made in Japan, these are Cherry Brand handmade glass beads on a 2 1/2 ", 18 gauge wire. Made for Miriam Haskell these wispy lilac handmade glass beads average 20 x 12mm in size. Each bead is unique in size and the amount of wispy swirls throughout. We knew you would love them, not just their color, but the wonderful teardrop shape. Here at A Grain of Sand we have done a great deal of research on the subject of Miriam Haskell. It is very hard to identify Miriam Haskell jewelry for most because none of her jewelry was signed until after 1950 but the avid collector can spot a Miriam Haskell component through photographs of her pieces.