Honest to goodness hand drilled AGATE! Not that cheap dyed stuff, not fake man made glass! This is the real McCoy here! Look at the jade green, the ctrystalline shots throughout these, the crackle glass effects. Notice the swirls and milky way patterns. Slight imperfections in the -stone- give these beauties even more character. These are real brass, not gold tone, spacers and bead caps from India. Mother Nature painted this but I'm calling it Seagreen! Take it apart and re-string it or wear it as is!