These freshwater pearls are a great color! The hole is diagonally drilled (the hole is angled through the narrow end of the pearl). They interlock together when strung. They are dyed.The original price for this strand of pearls was $14.Size: They average around 1/4-5/16" long x 3/16-1/4" in diameter (6-8mm x 5-7mm) (they vary slightly from strand to strand)Shape: OvalColor: Champagne - light brownQuantity: 1 full 15" strand (about 90-100 beads)Material: Freshwater cultured pearlsColors may vary slightly due to differences in computer monitors. These pearls are narrowly drilled like most freshwater pearl beads.