Awesome deal here!!! These are large milky blue \”Russian Blues\” trade beads. The are hand faceted Bohemian beads from the 1800\’s. These strands measures a whopping 33 inches long with beads generally ranging from 8-12mm wide! As you may have noticed, Russian Blues have become very difficult to find recently, and the price has jumped up quite a bit. I got these at an excellent price, and will pass that along. These share the same history as the classic cobalt Russian Blues. They got their name from the association that the Russians traded them in the north west trade. The Russians DID NOT make them! These milky blue ones are far less common than the Cobalt ones, and are quite nice to work with.